Robert Falcon Scott
It’s not as if you need an excuse for travel…but if you did, here are the anniversaries, gatherings and essential destinations to put in your diary for next year. Your 2012 travel planning starts here. 1. Honour Scott’s Polar Centenary British explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole arrived on 17 January 1912, by which point they already knew they were beaten by Amundsen’s triumph on 14 December 1911. A century later, the Antarctic summer of 2011-12 will be a bumper on...
McMurdo Station. During summer there are more than 1,000 people on the Ross Island base. In the middle of the functional, bland and piecemeal buildings is a big slice of history: Scott’s Discovery Hut, the shore base of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton and co. during the 1901–1904 Discovery expedition. More: blogs.abc.net.au/news/2012/01/hotel-california.html Photo: Karen Barlow