Overshadowed by the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this year has been another hundred year anniversary, that of the launch of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition. It was of course a heroic failure, one which ended the heroic age of polar exploration...
His name is Ben Saunders and he is about to walk the equivalent of 69 marathons back to back. That's 9 and a half hours of walking per day over 110 days. And he is doing it in the South Pole.
Previously unseen photographs from Captain Scott's doomed 1911 expedition to the South Pole have been discovered, some of
In the numerous celebrations and commentaries around the 100th anniversary of Scott's expedition in 2012, few mentioned this Ealing hagiography of Captain Scott (John Mills), the studio's big budget Technicolor epic of Antarctic exploration.
It used to be tough to explore the South Pole. In fact, when Ernest Shackleton was looking for men in 1913, he posted an
Photographs taken by Captain Scott on his final expedition are to be saved for the nation - exactly 100 years since his team