From Royal Geographic Society Picture Library
In 1910 Scott set out on his fateful expedition to the South Pole. He reached his goal on the 18th January 1912, only to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten him to it by four weeks.
The photographer Herbert Ponting created an invaluable visual record of the expedition. His beautifully composed images capture the sublime landscape of Antarctica, as well as the bravery and endurance shown by those on the expedition.
'Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman'. Robert Falcon Scott 'Message to the Public', c.29 March 1912.
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