“Bestselling author Robert Ryan brings one of the greatest epic journeys of all time to life in this captivating story of Captain Scott’s last Antarctic expedition.”
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Robert Ryan’s “Death on the Ice” is a novelization of Robert Falcon Scott’s attempts on The South Pole.
In 1901, his first – “The Discovery Expedition” – achieved the feat of “The Furthest South” – just beyond 81 degrees, but he was beaten back by appalling weather before he could reach his ultimate goal.
The 1911 “Terra Nova Expedition” won Scott his immortality. He and four companions reached The Pole, but died on the return journey, barely a day’s march from salvation.