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  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott

    In 1911, Captain Robert Falcon Scott went back to the huge frozen wasteland of the Antarctic with the intention of reaching the South Pole by a long and terribly arduous trek across the ice. On finally reaching the Pole, Scott and his comrades were devastated to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Amundsen. With temperatures of minus 30 degrees, they began their slow journey back to their base. Coming within 11 miles of safety, they finally succumbed to the elements and were found eight months later frozen to death. Captain Scott's diary was discovered under his shoulder, stored in a little wallet. "Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hard hood,...read more

  • Robert Falcon Scott

    Capt. Robert F. Scott's bid to be the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole is one of the most famous journeys of all time. What started as a scientific expedition turned out to be an unwilling race against a team lead by R. Admunsen to reach the Pole. The Norwegian flag already stood at the end of the trail when Scott's party reached their target. All the five men of the Scott expedition who took part in the last march to the Pole perished on their way back to safety. Robert F. Scott kept a journal throughout the journey, all the way to the tragic end, documenting all aspects of the expedition. The famous last words of the journal were: 'It seems a pity, but I do not...read more

  • Robert Falcon Scott

    In November 1910, the vessel Terra Nova left New Zealand carrying an international team of explorers led by Robert Falcon Scott, an Englishman determined to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Scott kept a detailed journal of his adventures until March 29, 1912, when he and the few remaining members of his team met their ends in a brutal blizzard. The daily progress of the expedition toward the pole is recorded in an immensely vivid and personal narrative, depicting the beauty of the Antarctic tundra, the harsh living conditions, and Scott's own desperation to beat rival explorers to the pole. Even in his final hours, Scott continued to make entries of his observations in his...read more

  • Robert Falcon Scott

    Robert Falcon Scott war bereits zu seiner Forschungsreise in Richtung Antarktis aufgebrochen, als der Abenteurer Roald Amundsen ihm in einem Telegramm überraschend mitteilte, daß auch er eine Expedition unternehmen werde, um als erster Mensch den südlichsten Punkt der Erde zu erreichen. Das vielleicht dramatischste Rennen der Weltgeschichte hatte begonnen. Denn schon bald sollte sich aus dem Duell der Pioniere ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit und den antarktischen Winter entwickeln.In dieser spannenden Lesung ausgewählter Passagen aus Scotts Tagebuch und Amundsens Reisebericht werden die Geschehnisse für den Hörer noch einmal...read more

  • Robert Falcon Scott

    Zwischen dem 18. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert entstand eine Vielzahl historischer Reisebeschreibungen und Reisetagebücher. Diese Sammelbox entführt auf eine Hör-Reise in ferne Länder und andere Kulturen. Roald Amundsen und Robert F. Scott erleben einen mörderischen Zweikampf in antarktischem Eis in 'Wettlauf zum Pol'. Die Schriftsteller Lou Andreas-Salomé und Rainer Maria Rilke schildern 'Russische Impressionen'. Der berühmte Offizier und Übersetzer Sir Richard Francis Burton begibt sich inkognito und unter Lebensgefahr auf eine 'Pilgerfahrt nach Medina und Mekka', während Charles Darwin wichtige Entdeckungen in der Südsee auf seiner 'Reise auf der Beagle' macht. Theodor Fontane...read more