Postcard commemorating Captain Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, c1912. Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) English antarctic explorer (inset) and his ship the 'Terra Nova' trapped in ice. Scott's final expedition left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole. He reached the Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen had beaten them to their objective by a month. Delayed by blizzards, and running out of supplies, Scott and his team died at the end of March. Their bodies and diaries were found eight months later.