One hundred years ago, on January 17th, 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s five-man team reached the South Pole: only to find Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it more than a month earlier.
Scott’s ill-fated expedition is the stuff of legend. This week’s Litopia After Dark has two legendary guests: Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones, formerly Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, and Kari Herbert, daughter of polar explorer, Sir Wally Herbert. Kari spent the first few years of her life living on a remote island in the Arctic with the Polar Inuit of Northwest Greenland. Her first language was Inuktun, the local dialect of Greenlandic. At the age of four Herbert accompanied her parents on a journey that took them through winter blizzards in a caravan to spend time with the Sami of Lapland. She has continued to travel extensively ever since.
Kari’s forthcoming book (available for pre-order on Amazon) is Polar Wives: The Remarkable Wives Behind the World’s Most Daring Explorers. Kari and Huw have jointly written In Search of the South Pole, which is available now.
All this plus Litopia’s very own Nic Alderton – it’s one cool show…!
Presented by Peter Cox with Dave Bartram and the awesome Ali in the chat room.
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