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Location DB > Antarctica > Antarctica > Ross Island > Camp Built On Ross Island
Camp Built On Ross Island
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created by vladatron on 12/27/2008 5:18 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 9:10 AM
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Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby!
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Ross Island, Antarctica
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Built: 1911
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"Camp built by Robert Scott and his party on Ross Island in 1911. The seaweed-insulated wooden cabin and its outbuildings were supposed to be the team’s shelter when they returned from their attempt to be the first people to visit the South Pole. Scott and four others -- Edward Wilson, H. R. Bowers, Laurence Oates and Edgar Evans -- set out from the base to reach the pole. They reached it on Jan. 17, 1912 only to find that the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had gotten there weeks before them. All five men died trying to get back to the base camp. The final three – Scott, Wilson and Bowers – were just 11 miles from it when they died. Today this hut can easily be visited as it close to both the US Base at McMurdo or New Zealand's Scott Base. Be warned though, global warming is beginning to take its toll and the 100-year-old seal blubber which had been in deep freeze has begun to smell “quite rancid.” "
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Sat, Dec 27th, 2008
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This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 9:10 AM.

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  • on Dec 20 16 at 9:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
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