The cairn built on top of Scott, Wilson and Bowers’ bodies. Atkinson: “There alone in their greatness they will lie without change or bodily decay, with the most fitting tomb in the world above them." Image by Trygvy Gran
Scott's last diary entry.
Scott’s wallet with a photo of his son, Peter, and a letter of his wife, Kathleen. SOURCE
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(Correne Coetzer) Today hundred years ago Scott made his last diary entry, tent bounded with Wilson and Bowers in a storm and no provisions left for several days already. They had been travelling on foot to the South Pole and back since November 1, 1911. Their bodies were weak and their minds shuttered by the discovery that they were not the first at the South Pole. Scott wrote in one of the letters that was found eight months later with them in their tent, “We have decided not to kill ourselves, but to fight to the...