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Antarctica 1911

“Dog Chris, listening to the gramophone, Antarctica” - photograph taken in January 1911 by Herbert Ponting, Robert Falcon Scott's official photographer for the the Terra Nova Expedition

Named after the legendary “Scott of the Antarctic”, Scott’s Hut is located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.  It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.  Insulation for the 50 feet long hut was provided by seaweed sewn into a quilt, placed between double-planked inner and outer walls.  Ironically, Terra Nova expeditioners described the hut as being warm to the point of…

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

Scott’s Hut, on Ross Island in Antarctica, was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was reused from by several of Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party who had become marooned.

Frank Hurley

James Francis "Frank" Hurley, OBE October 1885 – 16 January was an Australian photographer and adventurer. He participated in a number of expeditions to Antarctica and served as an official photographer with Australian forces during both world wars.

Solar Eclipse as photographed from Antarctica  (via #spinpicks)

An Antarctic Total Solar Eclipse. (May Image Credit and Copyright: Fred Bruenjes.

Deception Island, Antarctica

Sail Rock is an island within Antarctica and is nearby to New Rock and Descubierta, Punta de la. Sail Rock, Antarctica from Mapcarta, the interactive map.

Under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Endurance set sail from England for the Antarctic in August 1914.  By January of 1915, the ship was approximately one day short of its destination of Vahsel Bay before becoming icebound for ten months and eventually crushed.   Miraculously, all 28 men aboard survived and returned home.

The Most Amazing Survival Story Ever

Mt. Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting, 1911

Mt Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting 1911

Mt. Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting, 1911

On November 12, 1912, the frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Scott and the Polar Party at the South Pole. Left to right: Captain Lawrence Oates, Lieutenant Henry Bowers (seated), Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Dr Edward Wilson (Seated), Petty Officer Edgar Evans

R. F. Scott 1911 in polar gear

bithouse: “ Portrait of Captain Scott during the British Antarctic Expedition, Terra Nova, April, ”

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