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Robert Falcon Scott

Robert Falcon Scott had always desired to be the first man to reach the South Pole, yet, he and his men discovered something terrible; that a Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundsen had beaten them there first. Ever since Scott was a boy, he had always daydreamed about being a famous explorer; a name that people would remember him by. This is a brief passage of Scott’s triumph and trouble with reaching his destination.

It was after lunch, Scott and his men were still looking for Edgar Evans, an officer that was part of Scott’s crew. In a far distance, the men found a figure; an unclear figure in which he was kneeling down. Scott was the first to reach him, Scott was surprised at Evans’ appearance; his clothes all disarranged and he was frostbitten with a fierce look upon his eyes. Scott ordered the men to bring Evans back to the tent in which they placed on the ground. However, a couple of steps later, Evans sank into the snow. Oates stayed with Evans as Bowers and Wilson remained with Scott and retrieved the sledge. When the men returned to Oates and Evans, he was unconscious, and when they got Evans back to the tent, he fell into a deep state of unconsciousness where he later laid and never recovered from it.  When discussing the symptoms the men thought that Evans began to grow weaker and weaker by the shock of his hands being frostbitten. Later, he fell during rough traveling on the glacier, followed by his loss of complete confidence in himself. Wilson thought that it was certain Evans must have injured his brain due to the fall.

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Scott’s Diary Entries @: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/scott.htm


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