On Terra Incognita, the age of exploration, the rise of the hero and the limits of possibility.

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On the anniversary of Robert Falcon Scott’s birthday, here is my tribute to the great man, written January 2012, but worth a re-visit.

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What a title to live up to in this post that sees me immersed in new discoveries about our past explorers of Antarctica – Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. By chance, coincidence or design, my discoveries have been instigated by my son’s purchase of a rather nice Folio edition of Scott’s Last Expedition, in the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Scott’s ill-fated journey to the South Pole. I have become fraught with a thirst for knowledge of Scott and Shackleton and for what drove them on to challenge themselves to the very limits of possibility.

Self promotion first (it’s all ‘me, me, me’ springs to mind – the glorious Stephen Fry in  Sherlock Holmes..) I am tweeting extracts from Scott’s Last Expedition, on a day by day basis, @ScottsDiaries, and also, doubly binding my long-suffering followers on @HMStack with further extracts and my…

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About HMStack

Independent Education Consultant (SEND) delivering local, regional and national services to providers within the public, private and third sector. Passionate about creating the context for positive change working with and on behalf of children, young people and their families, the conference and public policy sector and training organisations. An eclectic mix of clients includes schools and other educational settings, museums and heritage, service children and British Armed Forces support organisations and providers across the public, private and third sector. Educational writer, blogger and philosopher and aspiring screenwriter, inspired by drama and literary adaptations.

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