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The Polar Party and their sledge

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Before he left Antarctica, Ponting taught photography to other members of the team so that they could record the final trek to the Pole. This photograph, taken by Bowers, shows from left to right, Evans, Oates, Wilson and Scott. They are crossing the Polar plateau, hauling their supplies behind them. The wheel on the back of the sledge measured the distance travelled.

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25th Oct 2011

Subjects:
Environmental Science, Geography, History, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Antarctica
Source: The Royal Collection copyright 2009, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Date of artefact: 4-17 January 1912

Keywords:
Antarctica Polar explorers Scott Shackleton Queenâs gallery Royal collection bromide

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