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One hundred years ago, Scott battled the terrible conditions of Antarctica to explore the continent. Spotlight uses a special English method of broadcasting.
It is easier for people to understand, no matter where in the world they live. On the 20th we had enough fuel to make two drinks of tea.
We only enough food for two days. Every day we have been ready to go to the big food camp only 18 kilometres away. But outside the door of the tent the snow storm continues. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We will fight on to the end, but we are getting weaker and the end cannot be far.
These words were found in a little book. It was next to the body of the man who wrote them, Captain Robert Falcon Scott. He and his two friends had died eight months before, in March The book told an amazing story of courage. It is the story of how five brave men walked to the South Pole.
However, when they arrived, they found that another man had reached there first. More than one hundred years after they died, people still remember their adventure. At the beginning of the 20th century, Antarctica was the one continent which no one had One Nite Stand (Of Wolves And Sheep) (Radio Vers.) - Various - Radioplay - Euro Express - 478U - Sep. Robert Falcon Scott was an officer in the British Navy. He travelled close to Antarctica as a young man.
He decided then that he wanted to explore it. He wanted to become the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott travelled around the United Kingdom giving talks about Antarctica.
Reaching the South Pole was not the only thing Scott wanted to do. He wanted to find out as much as he could about Antarctica. He chose a team of scientists Many people agreed to support him, including the British government. The team sailed to Antarctica in a ship called the Terra Nova. In every place, the scientists collected examples of plants and animals. They also collected more money to pay for the trip.
Scott hoped to be the first to reach the South Pole. However, he learned that he would not be the only person trying to reach it. When they arrived, Scott and his men set up a base camp. They built a large wood building. This was where they lived and worked. They began their scientific work immediately. One man, Herbert Ponting, was taking pictures of everything he saw. Other F.V.K. - Bad Brains - Rock For Light members made careful records of the weather.
These records are still helping scientists today as they research climate change. During the winter, the conditions in Antarctica Parents - Chris Difford - I Didnt Get Where I Am terrible. It is extremely cold - so cold that it is almost impossible to survive. It is also almost always dark.
However this is the time when Emperor penguin birds lay their eggs. One goal of the expedition was to collect one of these eggs. Scientists wanted to examine the developing babies inside the eggs. This way they could discover how Camille (18) - Camille Chante Antoine Noël birds grew.
Three men made the trip. They travelled for five terrible months. They almost died from the cold. But they were successful in finding eggs. The whole team worked hard preparing for their main goal - the trip to the South Pole.
They took large amounts of food and dropped them at different places, so it could be used later. They used machines, horses, and dogs. But the machines did not work One Nite Stand (Of Wolves And Sheep) (Radio Vers.) - Various - Radioplay - Euro Express - 478U - Sep in the cold temperature. The horses also had problems. They became sick. Only the dogs were easy to use. The animals also had one other advantage.
In extreme situations, they could be killed and How Great Thou Art - Elvis* - Christmas Peace as food. Finally Scott chose four men to go with him to the Pole. Dr Edward Wilson, the scientist, was one. They had no dogs with them.
Instead, they pulled their things across the snow on heavy sledges. It was hard work. In January they reached the South Pole. A black flag and a note told them that Amundsen had reached the South Pole a month earlier.
The men felt sad as they turned back. But the scientific work continued. They collected many fossils. These rocks showed the remains of ancient plants. These plants normally grow in warm places. One fossil even showed a large, extinct plant. This plant is not alive now anywhere in the world. These fossils showed something interesting.
Because of them, scientists think that Antarctica must have once been in a warmer part of the world. This supports the idea that continents do not stay in one place. Instead they move around in the oceans, very slowly. They had to hurry to reach the base camp before the weather became very bad. They had expected to meet their dogs along the way.
But the dogs never came. Evans died after a fall. So he did a very brave thing. He knew that he was delaying the others. So one night he walked out of the tent into a snow storm.
He was never seen again. Scott, Wilson and Bowers struggled on. Then they were trapped in their tent by a storm. And that is where they died. Their bodies remain in Antarctica, where they were found. But when people heard about them, they called Scott and his friends heroes. In England, supporters collected money to help the families of the dead men.
Supporters also organized a permanent research station in England. It is called the Scott Polar Research Institute. The building where Scott and his men lived is also Monica - Frederic Francois* - Histoire De Ma Vie - Volume 2 as a memorial to them. Scott and his group did not achieve their main goal.
Amundsen beat them to the South Pole. Scott wrote:. It would show the courage of my friends. They would have been an example to everyone.
The writer of this programme was Shelagh Godwin. The producer was Luke Haley.
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