Exmoor explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has backed an urgent appeal to save negatives of photographs taken by Plymouth explorer Captain Scott on his ill-fated last polar expedition. The negatives are described as an “extraordinary visual record” of Scott’s famous 1912 Terra Nova Expedition in which he and his four companions perished on their return from being beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
1 of 3 A six-person team travelled to Cape Denison, some 2500km south of Hobart, to clear out the headquarters of Australia's first Antarctic Explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson. It was the first time since the 1930s that the hut had been cleared of ice and snow, and in the process, the team revealed a host of forgotten treasures. David Killick is a journalist with the Hobart Mercury and was the communications technician, photographer, and general hand on the expedition.