100 Years Ago Today: Robert Falcon Scott Reaches The South Pole

Robert Scott/Public Domain

It is hard to believe that this photograph was taken exactly 100 years ago today, clicked with a string probably because there is no photographer behind it at the South Pole. Eleven days later they would all be dead. Over at Discovery News, Kieran Mulvaney provides the play-by-play:

The words conveyed an unmistakable pain, the deep hurt and disappointment of having battled for weeks in the most inhospitable place on Earth, only to be beaten to the ultimate goal.

"Great God!" wrote Robert Falcon Scott as he surveyed the area around the South Pole, "this is a terrible place."

Read the rest of the story at Discovery News

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