“We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint, but bow to the will of Providence, determined still to do our best to the last.”
[Captain Robert Falcon Scott, “Message to the Public”, March 1912.]
The end of the first decade of the 20th century saw a number of pioneering expeditions to the last unexplored continent on Earth – Antarctica.
17th January 2012 marks the centenary of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s team from the British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition reaching the South Pole. This was a month after a party led by Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first people to reach the Earth’s most southerly point on 14th December 1911.
The Scott 100 site brings together in one place information on events taking place across the world to commemorate the 1910-13 Antarctic expeditions.