Scott's Last Expedition in pictures

Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the expedition

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of Captain R. F. Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. In a commemorative exhibition, Herbert George Ponting's photographs of the expedition are on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh until 11 April 2010. Scott's attempt famously ended in tragedy in 1913, after his team was beaten to the South Pole by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian team. Many of Ponting's pictures feature in our edition of Scott's Last Expedition. The exhibition, entitled The Heart of the Great Alone, also shows Frank Hurley's photographs of Ernest Shackleton's Polar expedition on Endurance in 1914-17. To read more about the exhibition, click here.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is also commemorating the anniversary with Race to the End of the Earth, an exhibition telling the story of the rivalry between Scott and Amundsen, opening on 29 May. Photographs, paintings, and rare historical artefacts from these expeditions will allow visitors to discover the reality of Antarctic exploration and research at the dawn of the last century. Read more about this exhibition here.

For other events celebrating the centenary, go to the Scott 100 Events website here.

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