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Author: Robert Falcon Scott Narrator: Edward Fox, Gordon Fithen Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780004075
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In 1911, Captain Robert Falcon Scott went back to the frozen wasteland of the Antarctic with the intention of reaching the South Pole by a long and arduous trek across the ice. Upon finally reaching the Pole, Scott and his comrades were devastated to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Amundsen. With temperatures thirty below freezing, they began their slow journey back to their base. Coming within 11 miles of safety, they finally succumbed to the elements and were found eight months later, frozen to death. Captain Scott’s diary was discovered under his shoulder, stored in a little wallet. “Had we lived,” he writes, “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. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.”

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Robert Falcon Scott (6 June 1868–29 March 1912) was a British Royal Naval officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five to the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian party in an unsought “race for the Pole”. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished because of a combination of exhaustion, hunger, and extreme cold.