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Wilson and Bowers had their sleeping-bags closed over their heads. Scott had thrown back the flaps of his sleeping-bag and opened his coat.
Image by Trygvy Gran
Scott's route.
courtesy National Library of Scotland

South Pole anniversary 100 years ago: Three bodies in a snowed-up tent

Posted: Nov 12, 2012 07:20 am EST

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(Newsdesk) On the morning of November 12th, 1912 the search team found what they sought—Scott's tent, snowed up and presenting a cairn-like appearance with three men in their sleeping bags. This tent was set up before the start of the Antarctic winter on March 19th, only 11 miles from One Ton Depot; the depot with the much needed food and fuel. The three remaining members of the British 1910-1913 Terra Nova South Pole party, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry (Birdie) R. Bowers and Edward (Bill) A. Wilson had two days'...

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