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this soul points to the mountains, so...

1 | Roald Amunsden’s Scandinavians have beaten Britain to be the first human beings to set their snowshoes on the South Pole.

2 | Robert Scott and his party finally arrive at the South Pole only to discover the tent left by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who had made it there one month earlier.

3| Scott’s expedition on their return from the pole. None would make it back.

On Scott,

 ”On the centenary of that dramatic, but to traditionalist Britons, desperately disappointing day, it seems appropriate to wonder whether the sort of raw courage and self-sacrificial spirit displayed by Scott and his companions,their upper lips stiffened by stoicism as well as cold,  has disappeared from the modern world as irrecoverably as their bodies, eternally entombed in the ice that drew them to their doom; or whether it is still waiting, like the Pole itself, to be rediscovered.” Nigel Jones 



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