"Scott of the Antarctic" redirects here. For the 1948 film, see Scott of the Antarctic (film).
Robert Falcon Scott
Born 6 June 1868
Died 29 March 1912 (aged 43)
Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Education Naval cadet programme, HMS Britannia
Occupation Royal Navy officer and Antarctic explorer
Spouse Kathleen Bruce
Children Peter Markham Scott, later Sir Peter Scott
Parents John Edward and Hannah Scott
Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13. During this second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.