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With Scott to the Pole

With Scott to the Pole

17 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
Palace Green Library

Historic photographs of this ill-fated Antarctic expedition, taken by Herbert Ponting, tell an unforgettable tale both epic and human in scale. 

In 1910 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set out for the Antarctic, a journey from which he did not return. Having reached the South Pole, he died on the return journey along with his colleagues, just 17.5 km (11 miles) from the safety of a supply depot. Ponting’s images offer a poignant and revealing glimpse of life in a hostile environment and document everyday scenes, from the beauty of Antarctica’s landscapes to the men relaxing on the Terra Nova deck.

On loan from The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Contact: pg.library@durham.ac.uk