Great God! This is an awful place.

“Great God! This is an awful place.” — Scott’s diaries


Robert Falcon Scott and his men at the South Pole, in front of Amundsen’s “Polheim.” Left to right: Scott, Bowers, Wilson, and P. O. Evans, 18 January 1912. Photo: Lawrence Oates.


Team photo at the South Pole: Wilson, Scott and Oates (standing); and Bowers and Evans (sitting), 18 January 1912. Photo by Henry Bowers.

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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