The Journals of Robert Falcon Scott; Volume 1 of 'Scott's Last Expedition' (Ver…


Read by Steve Gough

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Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the Antarctic Pole in 1911 is part triumph, part tragedy – but also a mythic adventure story which has inspired books, articles, and films over the generations. As so often in such cases the ‘truth’ of the explorers’ experiences (and there were many important figures in the party besides Scott) is much more rich, varied, and fascinating than the boy scout stereotype. Few know for example how much time during the many months of the journey were spent in scientific researches which remain of huge value to this day. But what comes across most vividly in Scott’s fascinating and finally very moving diary account is the complexity of the man and his closest comrades who reached the Pole fatally too late (the Norwegian Amundsen has beaten them to it by many weeks), then died trekking home, facing tortuous weather conditions, dwindling food supplies, and that gnawing, bitter sense of defeat. Ironically Robert Falcon Scott is now far more famous than Amundsen: his triumph secured by history and by myth. For if Scott was finally an imperfect explorer, he was the perfect author of his own amazing tale. Scott’s account is introduced by Clements R. Markham, president of the Royal Geographical Society at the time of the expedition; and concluded by E.L. Atkinson, a member of Scott’s party and leader of the relief expedition which found the bodies of Scott and his comrades some months after their death in November 1912. - Summary by Steve Gough (17 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Preface and Expedition Members 10:03 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter I, Through Stormy Seas, Part One 23:00 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter I, Through Stormy Seas, Part Two 23:40 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter II, In The Pack, Part One 20:39 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter II, In The Pack, Part Two 29:35 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter II, In The Pack, Part Three 27:29 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter III, Land, Part One 22:40 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter III, Land, Part Two 23:49 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter IV, Settling In, Part One 27:25 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter IV, Settling In, Part Two 25:09 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter V, Depot Laying to One Ton Camp, Part One 19:15 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter V, Depot Laying to One Ton Camp, Part Two 22:06 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter V, Depot Laying to One Ton Camp, Part Three 18:56 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter VI, Adventures and Peril, Part One 21:38 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter VI, Adventures and Peril, Part Two 13:50 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter VII, At Discovery Hut, Part One 27:18 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter VII, At Discovery Hut, Part Two 22:56 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter VIII, Home Impressions and an Excursion 29:47 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter IX, The Work and the Workers, Part One 22:44 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter IX, The Work and the Workers, Part Two 23:39 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter X, In Winter Quarters: Modern Style, Part One 17:09 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter X, In Winter Quarters: Modern Style, Part Two 19:14 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XI, To Midwinter Day, Part One 24:01 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XI, To Midwinter Day, Part Two 28:30 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XII, Awaiting the Crozier Party, Part One 24:11 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XII, Awaiting the Crozier Party, Part Two 25:17 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XII, Awaiting the Crozier Party, Part Three 17:52 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIII, The Return of the Sun, Part One 26:37 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIII, The Return of the Sun, Part Two 25:41 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIV, Preparations: The Spring Journey, Part One 13:13 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIV, Preparations: The Spring Journey, Part Two 20:06 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XV, The Last Weeks at Cape Evans, Part One 19:10 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XV, The Last Weeks at Cape Evans, Part Two 25:11 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVI, The Southern Journey: The Barrier Stage, Part One 28:28 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVI, The Southern Journey: The Barrier Stage, Part Two 29:58 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVI, The Southern Journey: The Barrier Stage, Part Three 25:19 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVII, On the Beardmore Glacier, Part One 19:44 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVII, On the Beardmore Glacier, Part Two 16:50 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVIII, The Summit Journey to the Pole, Part One 31:31 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XVIII, The Summit Journey to the Pole, Part Two 33:24 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIX, The Return from the Pole, Part One 25:12 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XIX, The Return from the Pole, Part Two 28:26 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XX, The Last March, Part One 42:47 Read by Steve Gough
Chapter XX, The Last March, Part Two, The Letters 18:34 Read by Steve Gough
The Finding of the Dead 7:54 Read by Steve Gough