Author(s): David M. Wilson
Captain Scott perished with four of his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole in March 1912. Almost immediately the myth was founded, based on Scott's diaries, turning him into an icon of courage in the face of impossible circumstances. But during the final months of that journey Scott also took a series of breathtaking photographs: panoramas of the continent, superb depictions of mountains and formations of ice and snow, and photographs of the explorers on the polar trail. But these photos have never been seen - initially fought over, neglected, then lost - until now, that is. For the first time, they are resurrected and are a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.
* National publicity campaign, with tie-in TV series planned * 2012 is the centenary of Captain Scott's expedition and major activities are planned worldwide, including national commemorative events and blockbuster Museum exhibitions * Blads available
David M. Wilson is the great-nephew of the Chief of the Scientific Staff, Dr. Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Scott and his fellow explorers.