Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott’s Antarctic Quest
Fiennes delves into Robert F. Scott’s fatal (yet successful) race to the South Pole in 1901 and again in 1911 (the deadly expedition) and debunks many of the modern-day falsehoods presently associated with Scott. In a thoroughly researched, gripping narrative, Fiennes insightfully uses his own numerous Antarctic experiences to evaluate Scott’s amazing undertaking. It is this that sets the book apart: the author’s ability to distinguish approximately why and how the Scott expeditions failed and, to a greater extent, succeeded in their many goals. Fiennes’ knowledge, familiarity and proficiency with the “cruelty” of the Antarctic literally bequeath Race To The Pole a tremendous credibility and readability.