The Terra Nova Expedition
Memorial Cross Raised On Observation Hill. Terra Nova Expedition. On January 22nd 1913 Tom Crean, and the Terra Nova expedition team, raised a memorial cross in honour of the Polar Party, all of whom had died on their return march from the South Pole. The cross was placed on the summit of Observation Hill, which is 754 ft high and looks out across the Ross Ice Shelf where the men tragically perished. Prior to this Tom Crean was also part of the search party that had located the bodies of Sco...
Exmoor explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has backed an urgent appeal to save negatives of photographs taken by Plymouth explorer Captain Scott on his ill-fated last polar expedition. The negatives are described as an “extraordinary visual record” of Scott’s famous 1912 Terra Nova Expedition in which he and his four companions perished on their return from being beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
Captain Scott's team depart pulling a sled in poignant unseen photographs taken by Lt Henry Bowers of Scott's ill-fated 1912 Antarctic expedition. The images also show the beginning of the expedition that would end with the deaths of Scott and the polar party of Edward Wilson, Lawrence Oates, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers