Horrors of Scott expedition revealed





The extreme conditions, which eventually claimed the lives of five including Scott himself, were described by Apsley Cherry-Garrard in letters to his mother.

An assistant zoologist, he joined the Terra Nova expedition aged 24 and was eventually part of the search party that found the frozen bodies of his companions after six months.

The letters, which have come to light through a family member 100 years after Scott died, are expected to fetch £80,000 when they are auctioned by Christie's, according to the Guardian.

They chart the ill-fated exploration of the South Pole, which had already been completed by a Norwegian rival before it began in 1910....



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