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The race to the pole

Find out about the early explorers of Antarctica, and locate some of the places they discovered.

“He was a brave soul. He slept through the night hoping not to wake, but he awoke in the morning. It was blowing a blizzard. Oates said, “I am just going outside and I may be some time”. He went out into the blizzard and we have not seen him since.”

From Scott’s diaries, 1912

The race to the pole

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Find out about twelve key events in the history of Antarctica’s discovery and exploration, and practice your longitude and latitude skills.