Ranulph Fiennes on Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
In 1898 the Royal Geographic Society determined that Britain should claim the South Pole. They selected Navy man Scott despite his lack of polar credentials. His initial forays were dogged by controversy with rival Shackleton. Then his main man-haul attempt was outdone by "doggy" Amundsen. His great but tragic 1912 journey was nonetheless the zenith of the heroic age of exploration and subsequent critics do not include the polar aware.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes c Howell/Stroud/Fiennes.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott c NPG.Reuse content