Born 1868 — Died 1912.
Claim to fame:
Scott's team was the second to reach the South Pole, trailing behind the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen.
Also known as:
Captain Courageous; The Man-Hauler; The Falcon.
Nothing to do with:
"Captains Courageous," the classic novel by Rudyard Kipling; The Man-Eater; The classic Ford car, the Falcon.
Was good at:
Motivating a crew; Disdaining trained dog teams; Diary writing.
Was not good at:
Likely to say:
"Dogs are not meant for Antarctic travel."
Unlikely to say:
"Let's harness the penguins and get them hauling."
Favorite gum flavor:
Antarctic Mint or Wintergreen.