Amundsen and Scott Reflections

October 19th 1911. Scott bides his time at Cape Evans, his South Pole departure set for November 1. Amundsen is ready to set-off as soon as the ‘storms and gales’ abate. The race to the Pole is about to begin…

A century later the triumph and tragedy of Amundsen and Scott still fascinate and inspire us. Whether you plan to celebrate the Centenaries with ANI at the South Pole, or you are an armchair adventurer, we know you’ll enjoy online photo galleries, journal excerpts, chronologies and exhibits that bring these two great explorers to life and provide an intimate view of their expeditions.

Historic Polar Image Galleries


British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (photos by Herbert Ponting)

Third Fram Expedition slideshow (Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition)




Profiles and Journals

Roald Amundsen
Robert Falcon Scott

Live Exhibitions and Events

  • Race to the End of the Earth
    American Museum of Natural History exhibit
  • Scott Centenary Events
    Information on events taking place internationally to commemorate the centenary of the British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition, 1910-13
  • Heart of the Great Alone
    Exhibition of photographs by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (includes online photo galleries with commentaries)

Chronologies and Comparisons







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