SCOTT & The South-Pole


A List of Persons Involved with Scott at the South-Pole

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AMUNDSEN, Roald (18721928)
Amundsen, a native of Norway, achieved a number of polar firsts, including: the first to to be at the South-Pole, December 14th, 1911, beating out Scott by 34 days.

ARMITAGE, Albert Borlase (1864-1943)
Armitage was with Scott on his first expedition to the South-Pole, The Discovery Expedition, 19011904. During this this first expedition, trouble broke out between he and Scott; thereafter, they were cool to one another.

ATKINSON, Edward Leicester (18811929)
Atkinson was a Royal naval surgeon and a member of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, 191013. He was in command of the expedition's base at Cape Evans for much of 1912, and led the party which found the tent with the bodies of Scott and his companions.


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BOWERS, Henry Robertson (18831912)
With Scott on the Terra Nova Expedition, indeed, as a trusted friend and navigator, Birdie Bowers was one of the five that made it to the pole; on the way back he died along with the rest.

BRUCE, Wilfred Montagu (18741953)
Bruce was a lieutenant in the British Navy. He was related to Scott. He served as an officer on the ship Terra Nova; he did not form part of the shore party.


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CAMPBELL, Victor (1875-1956)
"An errant Old Etonian," Campbell was engaged as the third in command on the Terra Nova Expedition (19101913). "He was the only member of the expedition who had been taught to ski properly and one of the very few with any knowledge of snowcraft."

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley George Benet (18861959)
Cherry came from a well-to-do English family; he studied Classics and History at Oxford. He was with Scott on the Terra Nova Expedition.

CREAN, Tom (1877-1938)
Crean was an Irish seaman who went to the Antarctic on three separate occasions: The Discovery Expedition (190104), The Terra Nova Expedition (19101912) and The Endurance Expedition (191417).


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DEBENHAM, Frank (1883-1965)
An Australian Debenham was one of the three geologists who Scott took along with him on the Terra Nova Expedition (19101912).


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EVANS, Edgar (P.O. Evens) (1876-1912)
He served Scott in the Discovery and the Terra Nova Expeditions. On the Terra Nova he was on Scott's party of five who achieved the South-Pole. P.O. Evans was the first to die on the return journey.

EVANS, Edward (Commander Evans) (1881-1957)
Not with Scott at the south-pole, though he served as second-in-command on Scott's 1910-13 expedition. Edward Evans was with Scott on the beginning legs of the trek to the south-pole, but did not run the last leg.


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GRAN, Tryggve (18891980)
Scott, when in Norway, recruited Gran, an excellent skier, to be a member of his 1911 expedition.


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LASHLY, William (18671940)
Lashly was the son of a English farm worker. He joined the navy as a rating. As it turned out he was with Scott on both of his expeditions. He was with Scott on the beginning legs of the trek to the south-pole, but he was not in the last leg.


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MARKHAM, Clements (1830-1916)
Markham was a British Naval Officer. Early in his career, he travelled extensively over the world and became an expert in geography. In turn, he became the president of the Royal Geographical Society; and the driving force for both The Discovery Expedition (19011904) and The Terra Nova Expedition (19101912).

MAWSON, Douglas (1882-1958)
Mawson was a noted geologist. Though he was asked, Mawson was not with Scott during his last expedition. The two that he was on was Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition (1907-09); and his own, The Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) during which he nearly lost his life.

MEARES, Cecil Henry (18771937)
During The Terra Nova Expedition, Meares was in charge of the dogs. There were veiled clashes between Meares and Scott. Meares thought that dogs could play a greater role than what Scott thought.


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OATES, Lawrence Edward Grace (1880-1912)
Oates, a Londoner, who went to Eton, was a member of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition (19101912).He was an army man (most of his fellow explorers were navy). Oates is known for the manner of his death on the way back from the South-Pole, when, he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the words "I am just going outside and may be some time." They never found his body.


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PONTING, Herbert George (18701935)
Ponting was a professional photographer; he was with Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, with the result that this was the first Antarctic expedition documented with numerous, professional photos.

PRIESTLEY, Raymond (18861974)
Priestley was with Shackleton in The Nimrod Expedition(1907-09), and, fresh off of that, he joined Scott (Terra Nova Expedition, 19101913). He was with Victor Campbell as one of the six man party which wintered over (unintentionally) at Terra Nova Bay, in an ice cave.


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SCOTT, Robert Falcon (1868-1912)
Scott, a Royal Navy officer, led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: The Discovery Expedition (19011904) and The Terra Nova Expedition (19101912); he lost his life in tragic circumstances while on the last of these expeditions.

SIMPSON, George Clarke (1878-1965)
As a meteorologist, Simpson was one of a number of scientists that accompany Scott on his last expedition.

SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry (18741922)
Skackleton, an Irishman, was with Scott on the Discovery Expedition, 190104. He was not with Scott thereafter and an estrangement occurred between the two. Skackleton was to become a hero of the early discovery of the Antarctic, in his own right.


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TAYLOR, Thomas "Griffith" (1880-1963)
Though born in England he emigrated to Australia at a young age with his family. It was back in England while studying at Cambridge that he became aware of Scott's expedition to the south, and went with him in 1910 together with a couple of other souls whom were at Cambridge.


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WILD, John Robert Francis (Frank) (1873-1939)
Wild, a North Yorkshire-man, went on five expeditions to Antarctica, including two with Scott: The Discovery Expedition (19011904) and The Terra Nova Expedition (19101912): and one with Shackleton, The Nimrod Expedition (19081909).

WILSON, Edward Adrian (1872-1912)
Wilson was with Scott on both the Discovery and Terra Nova Expeditions. He came a long as an zoologist both times, on the second "Chief of the Scientific Staff, and Zoologist." He and Scott were the best of friends, Scott had no closer ally.

WRIGHT, Charles Seymour (1887-1975)
Wright was a Canadian member of Scott's Terra Nova Expedition (19101912). Like most of Scott's party, he was a scientist and carried out many experiments.



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