Relics of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expedition up for grabs

September 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

relics Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Resources such as photos, skis, scientific equipment from the failed mission of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole will be auctioned this week at Christie’s auction house.

These items were the property of one of the expedition teams from Canada and they give an insight into one of Britain’s most valued missions that never achieved success. It ought to be mentioned that the British team lost out in the mission to another team from Norway, which was armed with better equipments. Scott along with four of his team members never made it back home alive.

Nicholas Lambourn who heads the travel and exploration section of the auctioneer stated that the items were typical of British people, who normally try to do something worthwhile and become a hero even when they fail.

The items scheduled to be auctioned were the property of Charles Seymour Wright who discovered the corpse of Scott frozen in a tent in November 1912, eight months after Scott reportedly passed away.

The sale items are notes, photographs, skis, sledding equipment, etc. of Wright when he discovered Scott’s corpse. They are estimated to be worth between 150,000 pounds and 250,000 pounds.

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