Kyle's Race to South Pole Timeline Thingy

  • Amundsen chartered the Norwegian ship Fram pretending to go on a North Pole expedition, whilst secretly planning for the South Pole instead.

  • After very rushed preparations, Scott sailed from England to NZ

    After very rushed preparations, Scott sailed from England to NZ
  • Amundsen and his crew left Oslo on the ship Fram

  • Scott announces his second South Pole expedition.

     Scott announces his second South Pole expedition.
  • The Fram docked at Madeira in Spain and Amundsen sent a telegram to Scott, saying he was going to the South Pole

  • Scott and his crew left NZ on the Terra Nova. 3 days out, they were hit by a gale

    Scott and his crew left NZ on the Terra Nova.  3 days out, they were hit by a gale
  • Scott's old hut on Ross island was blocked by ice, so new winter quarters were built at Cape Evans and on Ross Island.

    Scott's old hut on Ross island was blocked by ice, so new winter quarters were built at Cape Evans and on Ross Island.
  • Amundsen chose the Bay of Whales to set up base camp and dock his ship

  • Amundsens team of 5 men and 52 dogs set off on their race to the south pole, they took the most direct route and travelled 32km a day.

  • Scott and his team left on their race to the South Pole

    Scott and his team left on their race to the South Pole
  • They reached their last supply depot, 772 kilometres from the south pole

  • they created a new supply depot for their return journey, they had 42 dogs left to pull 4 sleds

  • It took them 10 days to climb an unexplored 300m glacier in very good weather, At the top he chose 18 dogs to go on and shot the rest

  • The team reach the south pole. They had 17 dogs and 3 sleds, first they set up camp, then they skied for 3 days in a 16km radius from the south pole point to make sure of the correct position.

  • Scott's tired, starved ponies were shot, some of the men were snow blinded and fell down crevasses.

    Scott's tired, starved ponies were shot, some of the men were snow blinded and fell down crevasses.
  • Scott had a five-man team, but their supplies had only been planned for 4 people

    Scott had a five-man team, but their supplies had only been planned for 4 people
  • The five starving men reached the South Pole, only to find Amundsen had beaten them by 33 days

    The five starving men reached the South Pole, only to find Amundsen had beaten them by 33 days
  • They returned to the Bay of Whales healthy and excited

  • A delirious Evans died

    A delirious Evans died
  • They arrived in Hobart, Tasmania to announce victory

  • Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying, "I'm just going outside, and i may be some time."

    Oates limped out of the tent during a raging blizzard saying, "I'm just going outside, and i may be some time."
  • The blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from their supply depot

    The blizzard lasted 8 days and took the lives of the remaining men just 18km from their supply depot
  • Scott's second to last diary entry read:

    Scott's second to last diary entry read:
    Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale WSW and SW. We had fuel to make 2 cups of tea apeice and bare food for 2 days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end can not be far.