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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Thu November 21, 2013
Retracing Steps Across Antarctica Taken More Than A Century Ago
In 1910, after centuries of exploration, just one place on earth remained unseen by European eyes. That year, British Captain Robert Scott set out to change that, embarking on an expedition to Antarctica, with the goal of being the first person to reach the South Pole. He wasn’t – Norway’s Roald Amundsen beat him there by five weeks, and the Scott party perished trying to make it home.
Now, two modern day explorers, Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere, are attempting to do what Scott couldn’t by retracing Scott’s 1,800-mile journey on foot, doing science, and making it back alive.
- WGBH News science editor Heather Goldstone.