The Crew

Forty-eight men started the journey south, each one hand-picked by Scott. Scientists apart, the complement was a mixture of merchant and naval seamen, a decision Scott came to regret as tensions broke out between the codes. As well as Scott two other senior crew members stand out in particular, Ernest Shackleton and Edward Wilson. Despite being invalided home, Shackleton’s first visit to the Antarctic left him obsessed with this bleak desert of ice. He was to return to the Antarctic three times including the ill-fated Endurance expedition which earned him a place in Polar history. Wilson, the expedition’s zoologist, was to die with Scott on the fateful journey to the pole in 1912.

Robert Falcon Scott

Captain


Read More

Reginald W. Skelton

Chief Engineer


Read More

Ernest Henry Shackleton

Third Lieutenant


Read More

Albert B. Armitage

Second in command and navigator


Read More

Michael Barne

Second Lieutenant


Read More

Louis Bernacchi

Physicist


Read More

Hartley T. Ferrar

Geologist


Read More

Thomas Vere Hodgson

Marine Biologist


Read More

Reginald Koettlitz

Surgeon and botanist


Read More

George F. A. Mulock

Third Lieutenant


Read More

Charles W. R. Royds

First Lieutenant


Read More

Edward Adrian Wilson

Assistant surgeon, zoologist and artist


Read More