Scott of the Antarctic: Hero or Failure? : Discovery News   Leave a comment

Robert Falcon Scott
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Scott of the Antarctic: Hero or Failure? : Discovery News.Antarctica  — A wood-framed hut perched on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf has remained a time capsule of sorts for the past century.

 

Its contents are testimony to the “Race to the South Pole” one hundred years ago this month between British naval officer Robert F. Scott (photographed here in 1900) and Norwegian Roald Amundsen. The race led to glory and death for Scott, victory (and near obscurity) for Amundsen.

 

But if Scott lost that incredible race, how did he become the hero and Amundsen a footnote to history?

 

“People are inspired by what he did even though he failed to get back from the South Pole,

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