Named after the legendary “Scott of the Antarctic”, Scott’s Hut is located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.  It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.  Insulation for the 50 feet long hut was provided by seaweed sewn into a quilt, placed between double-planked inner and outer walls.  Ironically, Terra Nova expeditioners described the hut as being warm to the point of…

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

Scott’s Hut, on Ross Island in Antarctica, was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was reused from by several of Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party who had become marooned.

Robert Falcon Scott's clothing worn during his journey to the South Pole. He arrived just four weeks after Amundsen.

Robert Falcon Scott's clothing worn during his journey to the South Pole. He arrived just four weeks after Amundsen.

The last entry in Captain Robert Falcon Scott's diary: "for God's sake look after our people."

Captain R F Scott's diary: final entry for 29 March 1912 Source: British Library Add. MS Reproduced by kind permission of Lady Philippa Scott

Memorial window in Binton Church, Warwickshire, one of four panels. This one depicts the cairn erected over the site of (Robert Falcon) Scott's last tent.

Memorial window in Binton Church, Warwickshire, one of four panels. This one depicts the cairn erected over the site of (Robert Falcon) Scott's last tent.

The memorial statue to Captain Robert Falcon Scott stands in Waterloo Place. A bronze statue on a stone pedestal shows Scott dressed in polar clothing carrying a ski stick in his hand. The text on the plaque lists his companions who died with him in 1912 and also quotes from his famous diary. Unveiled 5.11.1915 by Arthur Balfour. The sculptor was Captain Scott's widow - Lady Kathleen Scott.

The memorial statue to Captain Robert Falcon Scott stands in Waterloo Place. A bronze statue on a stone pedestal shows Scott dressed in polar clothing carrying a ski stick in his hand. The text on the plaque lists his companions who died with him in 1912 and also quotes from his famous diary. Unveiled 5.11.1915 by Arthur Balfour. The sculptor was Captain Scott's widow - Lady Kathleen Scott.

Kathleen Bruce Scott, portrait of Robert Falcon Scott, 1916 (Christchurch, New Zealand). This moving likeness was carved by Kathleen Bruce, British sculptor and the widow of Captain Scott, about four years after his death in Antarctica. The Scott Statue was damaged by the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, when it fell off its plinth.

Scott of the Antarctic by his wife sculptor Kathleen Scott , later Lady Kennett


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