The Terra Nova expedition: An ambitious and ill-fated attempt to reach the South Pole

Jan. 5, 1911

Geologist Thomas Griffith Taylor and meteorologist Charles Wright look out towards the Terra Nova from inside an ice grotto.

IMage: Herbert Ponting/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

In 1910, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott embarked on an ambitious expedition to Antarctica, aiming to explore uncharted wastelands, conduct scientific studies and above all else, become the first person to reach the South Pole.

He had competition. Ernest

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