Pair of Antarctic exploration snow skis

Made:
c. 1910 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

Pair of snow skis and two poles used on the Terra Nova Antarctic exploration expedition from 1910-1912. The expedition was led by Robert Falcon Scott, and had the objective of being the first to reach the South Pole as well as furthering scientific knowledge of this uncharted region. Scott and four companions attained the South Pole on 17 January 1912 to find that a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had beaten them by thirty-three days. On a disastrous return journey to base camp Scott and his party all perished probably due to starvation or scurvy. Scott and his team became tragic heroes of the British Empire.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1964-273
type:
skis
credit:
McKenzie, E.L.
status:
Permanent collection

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