Race For The Pole
Captain Robert F. Scott's British Antarctic Expedition of 1910 (the Terra Nova Expedition) and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition to Antarctica at the same time were at the cutting edge of exploration at the time. In our modern world, most people see it as a "Race To The Pole". This site talks about a "Race For The Pole" and tries to take you away from your modern-day way of looking at it and plants you back in time: their words, their emotions, their world.
From October 1910 until January 1913, far from the eyes of all but a very, very few, a drama of extreme courage and testing the limits of human endurance unfolded on the continent of Antarctica.
The players in this drama comprised small groups of British and Norwegian polar explorers. The objectives of each group varied in their scope but both had a common, ultimate objective: the be the first to stand at the geographical south pole!
This objective of this site is to publish articles 100 years after it happened. The journal (diary) entries of the expedition members will be posted here 100 years to the day of their original publication. The same with newspaper archive entries.
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