100th anniversary of Captain Scott reaching the South Pole

The 100th anniversary of the day Captain Scott and his team of explorers reached the South Pole has been marked.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions reached their destination on January 17, 1912 after a 900-mile trek in severe conditions.

They arrived at the South Pole only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it, 33 days earlier.

The team all died on their way back and were discovered only 12 miles from a supply depot.

A century after the fatal trek, the team leader's grandson Falcon Scott is restoring the wooden camp his grandfather used as a base camp.

He said: "It's just an iconic place and you really feel the ghosts of the men. There's a definite presence in this hut. It's incredible."

Modern day explorer Ranulph Fiennes said: "In terms of science, his two expeditions including the one he died on, produced far more scientific information about Antarctica, hitherto unknown before he went, than all of the other polar expeditions."

Discovery Point in Dundee which celebrates the intrepid explorer Scott is also holding a special centenary exhibition.

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