A century after Captain Scott reached the South Pole, his achievements remain enshrined in the history of heroism.
A major exhibition telling some of the tales behind his team’s fateful journey, Scott's Last Expedition, is taking place in Edinburgh, and hundreds of miles south, at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, a wreath has been laid at his statue as organisers remembered men who "embodied the human spirit".
At the hugely popular Polar Research Institute named after him, in Cambridge, the Heritage Lottery Fund announced an award of more than £700,000 to save 109 photos taken by Scott, glaciers, ponies, sledges and all.
But the Pole itself is playing host to perhaps the most extraordinary recognition for the Terra Nova explorers.
The British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 – an Armed Services team pursuing "the bounds of human exploration and knowledge" in remote areas of the Antarctic – have split into three groups of eight to sail from Chile to the frozen Peninsula in a 75-foot yacht.
Twenty-four fearless followers are treading carefully in a campaign dubbed Scott's Spirit, researching the Peninsula Arm of Antarctica, where the surrounding area is warming faster than anywhere else on earth.
"It is worth remembering that 100 years ago, Scott was approaching the South Pole and was surely in a state of excitement and trepidation," said Lieutenant Commander Paul Hart, one of the leaders preparing the group for a three-week mission to haul scientific equipment across the region.
"Whatever his reaction to arriving at the Pole after [Norweigan explorer Roald] Amundsen, he must have been proud of his team and his achievements in terms of their science work.
"I think that we are in exactly the same state of tension between excitement and trepidation."
Backed by the Dockyard, the expedition is expected to raise more than £20,000 for charity Help for Heroes, echoing the public support given to the families of Scott’s men after they died during their attempt to return home.
- Visit www.bsae2012.co.uk to catch up with the team, or follow them on Twitter. Visit their sponsorship page to donate, find them on Facebook or see their Education Outreach Programme.
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