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.
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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