90 Degrees South





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Published on Aug 21, 2011

90 Degrees South (1933) is a documentary comprised of footage shot by Herbert Ponting during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 led by Robert Falcon Scott.

Copyright: National Film & Television Archive (UK)


3:33 Introduction by Herbert Ponting and Edward Evans

Heading South
7:23 packing the ship
8:26 on-board entertainment
8:33 leaving last port
11:04 haircuts
12:10 Terra Nova in a heavy gale
13:16 sighting of first iceberg
14:05 entering the pack-ice
16:00 icing the ship
16:37 Terra Nova's bow ramming through pack-ice
18:03 arriving in the Ross Sea

20:42 unloading the ship
21:12 the ship's cat performing a trick
21:47 unloading with dog sledges
22:20 building the hut

First summer
23:06 frost smoke
23:39 pancake ice
24:08 seals
27:50 killer whales

First winter
29:10 Terra Nova leaving
29:21 expedition members gathered on shore
30:10 stills taken during winter

32:50 football match
33:50 the ponies
34:33 the dogs
36:42 Adelie penguins
43:34 expedition members playing game with Adelie penguins ("the penguin trot")

The landscape
44:32 some geological features (incl. "Polarosaurus")
45:41 sledging
46:46 castle berg
47:02 the grotto (or Aladdin's Cave)
47:46 sledging with ski
47:58 Vince's Cross

The Southern Journey
48:50 introduction
49:55 motor sledges
50:35 pony sledges
51:13 route to Beardmore Glacier
52:13 return of the First Supporting Party (Wright, Atkinson, Cherry-Garrard, Keohane)
53:04 still of dr. Atkinson's frostbitten hand
53:10 route to South Pole
53:51 pitching tent
55:14 meal inside tent
56:57 sleeping inside tent
58:06 Scott vs Amundsen
59:22 reaching the South Pole (17 january 1912)
1:02:50 death of P.O. Evans
1:04:40 death of Captain Oates
1:06:22 blizzard 11 miles from One Ton Depot
1:06:58 search party recovering the tent
1:07:34 Scott's last diary entries


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