Scott's Antarctic expedition, 1912
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Centenary of Scott's arrival at Pole

It is 100 years since the British explorer Captain Scott reached the South Pole only to discover that the Norwegians had beaten him to it.

The so-called Terra Nova expedition had been beaten to the pole by a Norwegian team by 33 days.

Captain Scott and his four companions died on their return journey, but a century later he is still seen as a symbol of British courage.

Our science correspondent, Pallab Ghosh, now explains.

  • 17 Jan 2012