Parting Shot
Photograph by Henry Bowers, Popperfoto/Getty Images
Battered and frostbitten, Lawrence Oates, Henry Bowers, Robert Scott, Edward Wilson, and Edgar Evans (left to right) pose for a portrait at the South Pole on January 17, 1911.
About two months after this photograph was taken, the men were dead, three of them lying in a tent just 11 miles (17 kilometers) from a food depot.
In his final words, Scott wrote that he did not regret the expedition, “which has shown Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.”

Parting Shot

Photograph by Henry Bowers, Popperfoto/Getty Images

Battered and frostbitten, Lawrence Oates, Henry Bowers, Robert Scott, Edward Wilson, and Edgar Evans (left to right) pose for a portrait at the South Pole on January 17, 1911.

About two months after this photograph was taken, the men were dead, three of them lying in a tent just 11 miles (17 kilometers) from a food depot.

In his final words, Scott wrote that he did not regret the expedition, “which has shown Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past.”