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re: Scott, Robert Falcon Brit. polar explorer; 1868–1912.

Expedition t. t. South Pole 1910–12 w. t. “Terra Nova”, during which Scott died: “Peak of the Beardmore...
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June 2018: 150 Years since the Birth of Robert Falcon Scott
June 2018: 150 Years since the Birth of Robert Falcon Scott.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912),
British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: The Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913).

On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S and discovered the Polar (Antarctic) Plateau, on which the South Pole is located.

On the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, four weeks after Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. A planned meeting with supporting dog teams from the base camp failed, despite Scott's written instructions and at a distance of 150 miles from their base camp and 11 miles from the next depot, Scott and his companions perished.