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Robert Falcon Scott
Birth: Jun. 6, 1868
Plymouth
Devon, England
Death: Mar. 29, 1912, Antarctica

Explorer. He and the other four members of his team reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had arrived about a month earlier. On the return trip, all five perished. After becoming trapped and tent-bound by a blizzard, Scott, Lt. Henry R. "Birdy" Bowers, Royal Marines, and Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson died from starvation and exposure on the Ross Ice Shelf. They were 11 miles from a supply depot. They were discovered on November 12, 1912. Their bodies were left in their tent, which was then covered over with snow, and a cairn was erected to mark the spot, at approximately 178 degrees east, 79 degrees 50 min. south. As the ice shelf is moving slowly northward, it is estimated their bodies, encased in ice, will return to the Ross Sea in about 200 years. 

Cause of death: Froze to death on an expedition
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Body frozen near the South Pole
 
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Record added: Apr 27, 1998
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- Herbert Rickards
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
to captain robert f scott you prove and change polar travel and admire ur bravery in such horrible conditons. RIP SIR
- james a fisher
 Added: May. 10, 2014
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