Forestalled. Amundsen's tent at the South Pole

18 January 1912

Henry Bowers

Presented to King George V, 1914


This photograph shows the dejection of the team as they explore the tent left by Roald Amundsen, who reached the South Pole on 14 December 1911, thirty-five days before Scott. There is a Norwegian flag at the top of the tent; inside, Scott found a letter recording their achievement, left by Amundsen in case he did not return safely.

Silver bromide print

27.5 x 38 cm

RCIN 2580038