1912's Race to the South Pole: The Heroes of the Great Era of Antarctic Exploration

Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)
Living / Culture
January 13, 2012

The Race to the Pole

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Scott and his team

credit: National Maritime Museum Cornwell

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Antarctic Mania is seizing the world as we sit in the middle of the 100th anniversary of Rouald Amundsen's winning of the race to the South Pole, on December 14, and Robert Falcon Scott's arrival on January 17.

Every magazine and website has been writing articles about the heroes and villains of the great era of Antarctic exploration. Having been obsessed with the place for years, I will try and explain who the players are.

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