January 17, 2012

The Stars in the Cold Night

Robert Falcon Scott - LoC 10191u
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott reaching the south pole.  Imagine the stars and aurora australis he would have seen from there, on those cold, clear nights.

Capt. Scott was one of my heros growing up, and although this post isn't about stars or anything, I just wanted to salute the man's achievement.

On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
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