Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals

Robert Falcon Scott Beryl Bainbridge

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Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals

Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals By Robert Falcon Scott Beryl Bainbridge Scott s Last Expedition The Journals Centenary of Captain Scott s expedition to the South Pole This is the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written Sir Ranulph Fiennes WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR RANULPH FIENNES The Last Exp

  • Title: Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals
  • Author: Robert Falcon Scott Beryl Bainbridge
  • ISBN: 9780786703821
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals By Robert Falcon Scott Beryl Bainbridge Centenary of Captain Scott s expedition to the South Pole This is the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written Sir Ranulph Fiennes WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR RANULPH FIENNES The Last Expedition is Captain Scott s gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910 12 It was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploratCentenary of Captain Scott s expedition to the South Pole This is the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written Sir Ranulph Fiennes WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SIR RANULPH FIENNES The Last Expedition is Captain Scott s gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910 12 It was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last unconquered wilderness Scott s expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both The journals are full of incident and drama, courage and endurance, hope and bitter disappointment These journals were found, along with Scott s body, several months after his death and just 11 miles from base camp and safety.
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    1. notgettingenough on said:

      Well, I didn t know what it would be like I m Australian, I ve never seen fucken snow before So I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque and here I am, in Geneva in the snow and I have to say I have a pretty good idea of how Scott felt now.My knitting group meets about an eight minute walk away, I set out way way early and I d done my research, but like Scott, mistakes were made.For a start I brought the wrong dogs They were rubbish sled pullers And when I decided en route that I had to kill one of th [...]

    2. El on said:

      When I started reading this book at the end of January, it was cold out I d stand outside waiting for my bus in the morning, shifting from one foot to another, hoping to see the bus turn the corner down the street I tend to read while I wait because it takes my mind off of things like obsessing over how many minutes late the bus is, or will it be one of the really long bendy kinds or one of the shorter, older buses in which case the heat might not work , or could I run back to my place to grab m [...]

    3. Lisa on said:

      March 17 2012 Last year I read one of the most incredible books of my life The Worst Journey in the World WJITW , an account by one of the surviving members of Scott s last expedition Hardly a day has gone by since that I haven t thought about that expedition or those on it and so, with the hundredth anniversary of Scott s death approaching, I thought it was about time I read about it in the words of the man himself March 29 2012 Well, I ve now finally pulled myself together enough to try and wr [...]

    4. Lee on said:

      I m British, so my book reviews veer towards the pithy and the sarcastic Also, because I m British, I tend to complain about the weather whenever it s below 10 C or above 15 C And then I went and read Captain Scott s journals He and his team walked to the South Pole because science And then they tried to walk back but died because the weather was unseasonably shit.I can t write anything pithy about that I can t be sarcastic Scott and his team are, to use that modern clich , heroes Reading their [...]

    5. Matthew Kresal on said:

      Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions that would have stirred the heart of every Englishman These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale The centenary of the expedition s end was the big reason I chose to read this when I did and the fact it had been on the shelf for the better part of three years following an unsuccessful attempt to read it in late 2009 early 2010 I just finished it after the better part of three wee [...]

    6. Tony on said:

      SCOTT S LAST EXPEDITION 1915 Capt Robert F Scott .This was a painful book to read It consisted of the personal journals of Capt Scott, the leader of one of the British teams sent to reach the South Pole It was essentially a scientific effort, meant to explore Antarctica and learn about its geography, geology, and wildlife, but contained an element of national competition Using another route, the explorer Amundensen, of Norway, beat Scott s team to the goal Imagine the sinking feeling when Scott [...]

    7. David Betts on said:

      A counter to the revisionist view of Scott as a blunderer This is clearly a well organised, senior scientific expedition, not a rush to the pole Mistakes were made the reliance ob ponies, the lack of belief in dogs but only with hindsight The ultimate tragedy was, in the end, the result of extreme unseasonable weather and not any lack of planning or leadership One cannot fail to be impressed by the stoicism and bravery, even after all the years in between Well worth the read, albeit dry and slow [...]

    8. Heather Clitheroe on said:

      Note to self if you ever go to the Antarctic and find that the Norwegians have beat you to the South Pole, don t worry about carrying thirty five pounds of fossils back Don t worry about it Worry about not having packed enough food.

    9. Lara on said:

      I had already read Captain Robert Falcon Scott s unedited diary of his last expedition fairly recently, but this edition sounded interesting, as it includes photographs and commentary, and also notes on which parts of his diary were originally edited out for publication though, oddly, some parts have been edited out for this publication as well The story itself is haunting, the photographs make it even so, and I found it pretty fascinating seeing the ways in which Scott and his men s story was [...]

    10. Richard Gombert on said:

      Interesting to read.When Scott made his expedition the study of Radiology was new breaking open physics Meteorology was much less well known and understood Continental drift was mostly unheard of They did not even know the cause and treatment for Scurvy No GPS, no satellite weather, no radio, etc.That they even contemplated this journey is remarkable, and that they almost completed it.That said there were several factors that I feel Scott did not take into proper account prior to the journey The [...]

    11. Lara on said:

      I d heard that Scott could write, and boy do I believe it now I knew the story before starting this, having previously read several books about the expedition But it was completely different reading about it in Scott s own words, and I can t help but admire the man immensely, despite his flaws 100 years ago tomorrow, the blizzard that finally trapped him and his remaining companions in their tent 11 miles from their next depot picked up, and I will be thinking of these men a lot over the next we [...]

    12. John Howson on said:

      This classic and amazingly detailed diary is a wonderful read Scott is a very talented author and the really captivating world of Antarctic exploration is examined in depth But then everyone knows what is coming The fatal end But this doesn t make it any less touching when it does come and Scott and his companions turn out to be brave, self sacrificing and as caring as the drastic circumstances will allow.People who are determined to put Scott down should read this book and then you begin to app [...]

    13. Mike on said:

      I read this on a day by day basis, traveling with Scott on the journey I was impressed with Scott s writing Loved the parts that took place near McMurdo station, since I could envision them Overall, it s an epic journey that is well documentedhighly recommended.

    14. Usfromdk on said:

      I couldn t really figure out how to rate this book which is really two books in one , so I was very close to not rating it at all however in the end I settled on a 4 star rating Some of the last parts of Scott s narrative are heartbreaking to read and that stuff s high up there on the list of best stuff I ve ever read, but when you base a narrative on diary notes it s only natural that there are segments where not much is happening However the emotional power of the later parts of his narrative [...]

    15. Christine Blachford on said:

      This was such a fascinating read inspiring and yet so very sad at the same time Chronicling the full journey from departing New Zealand, to arriving and fighting through the ice, to setting up home through the winter and then the final journey I knew about the iconic quotes, going outside, being some time, that kind of thing, but seeing it in context was just so desperately sad.I thought it was very telling about the human spirit that they had heart and hope and were pushing forward with things [...]

    16. Erica on said:

      Heartbreaking I had read that Shackleton and Scott had an enormous dislike for each other for various reasons and I tended to vie on the side of Shackleton But having read these journals I found not the hard autocrat that I had expected, instead I found a man that seemed to revel in the comradeship of his fellow team members, a man that was proud that his was a happy team, a man that understood the necessity of shooting his animals for food, but still found it difficult These journals are not f [...]

    17. Abdullah Almuslem on said:

      The book was a very rigid diary with lots of repeated events and not many actions Happening However, at the end of the book during the march to the south pole, it got really interesting I felt really bad for the tragic end for Scott and his companions The Norwegians reached the south pole before him and at the end he lost his life The last notes he wrote were really touching Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions that would have s [...]

    18. Alex on said:

      Second winner is just a first loser, as they say in Navy SEALs.Despite all mistakes and absurd things like collecting stones instead of making effort to get back and all other details, this book diary is great and very detailed My edition had lots of great pictures and illustrations 50 pages with short story on Shackleton s adventures.It was a great journey with very sad ending Even when you know the outcome and proceed reading through those day by day last Scott s diary records, I was catching [...]

    19. Eric on said:

      I do not have the words to describe the admiration I have for Robert Scott Taking for granted that nothing I could do would ever amount to his incredible accomplishments, it must also be appreciated that he was remarkably selfless as demonstrated by his care and consideration for others in the expedition,As brutal as the Antarctic conditions were, he was ever sensitive to their welfare When his sledge hung suspended over a crevasse, barely hanging on for dear life, he still had the presence to t [...]

    20. Jono on said:

      A fascinating account of a remote and unknown, to me, place.A fascinating historical record of the heroic age of Victorian British exploration.An interesting historical account of scientific methods and beliefs at the beginning of the 1900s.A fascinating record of leading a major exploratory expedition.A gripping, brave and emotional tale to the end.It s not often that a book will move me to tears, but it s particularly interesting when you re finishing it on a crowded commuter train.

    21. Luann on said:

      While I can t say I enjoyed reading this journal since I knew what the sad ending would be still I am glad I read it Falcon provides fascinating details of how the expedition party arrived in Antarctica, wintered over, prepared for the journey to the South Pole and carried out the most challenging of undertakings Despite the fact that Falcon and the other four men of the pole party died during the return trip, this does not diminish the heroic efforts made by this group of men to reach the South [...]

    22. DavidO on said:

      This book is a very detailed journal of Scott s expedition to the South Pole There are some annotations to help the reader understand the journey The reason I had to skim it though, is I found it too detailed I would have been just happy, it turns out, with a short summary of the book A cliff notes version, if you will Other readers, of course, will love this level of detail That s why I give this book 5 stars even though I skimmed it.

    23. Guðmundur Hrafn on said:

      This is one of the most epic tales of human endurance Scott was an ambitious explorer, driven by the quest of his personal victories, honoring his country, and the recognition The goal of his expedition was to conquer the south pole, but in a sophisticated manner where research and collection of specimen played a big role.The journal get you very close to the person, and the complete organisation of this most recognized polar journeys of all time.

    24. chucklesthescot on said:

      This was an interesting read though you must be prepared for every single detail of the expedition being descibed There is a lot of detail about preparing for the expedition and all the scientific experiments, and talks the crew members had at night to educate each other on all aspects of the trip The actual trek to the pole was fascinating and you wonder how the hell men were able to do things like that with the standard of equipment and length of trip they experienced.

    25. Kc on said:

      Incredible story from the man himself Hindsight is a wonderful thing and there are many decisions or conditions that could be attributed to the tragic end However, Scott did what he thought was right at the time with consideration and tenderness to his men The scientific work was a great asset to the trip also Reading this felt like taking the trip with Scott the final fatal days all the poignant having shared Scott s optimism and worries over the course of his journal.

    26. Steven on said:

      Interesting mix of Scott s journal entries and other notes about the expedition The book really gave a good sense of the difficulties the expedition endured A tragic story of early Antarctic exploration.

    27. James Barclay on said:

      Heroic, harrowing, incredible These journals set out in a heart rending matter of fact tone, the hope, the story and the unfoldong tragedy of Scott and his Polar Expedition The return journey with Bowers, Oates, Evans and Wilson is extraordinary.

    28. Jim on said:

      It s just as it claims, the mostly daily journal of Scott s doomed polar expedition You share in their fears, joys, and ultimately their decline as the end approaches Scott wrote with honesty and sincerity and never lost the composure of an officer and gentleman.

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