These were the last words Captain Robert Scott wrote in his diary 100 years ago on this very day. Of the five men who set out for the South Pole five months earlier, only three remained. Evans had died on 17 February and Royal Army Captain Oates on 16 March. Not only had they … More “For God’s sake look after our people.”
I suspect most are familiar with the story of Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his ill fated South Pole attempt in 1911 – 1912, of which I will have more in a later blog. But you may not know “Commander” Scott also led a British Antarctic Expedition in 1902. He erected a wooden … More Scott’s Discovery Hut
It was snowing when we arrived at McMurdo Station, the main logistics hub for the United States Antarctic Program and the largest Antarctic station. Built on the bare volcanic rock of Ross Island, it is the furthest south of any solid ground accessible by ship…the world’s most southern port. Established by the U.S. Navy … More McMurdo Station
I must apologize for the delay in getting this blog up and running, but between adjusting to the culture/environment in Antarctica, learning new procedures/equipment, and getting the clinic ready for the long winter season, my free time was rather limited. My journey south started in Denver with some last minute training and administrative issues. … More Off to the frozen South!