A National Hero
Scott returned home a national hero, with the expedition considered a resounding success. Scientific research and observations had been carried out in a range of fields including meteorology, geology, glaciology, botany and marine biology, and new geographical discoveries had been made. In addition, a furthest south record had been set, the first aerial photograph in Antarctica had been taken, an Emperor penguin colony had been discovered and the first ascent of the Polar Plateau had been made. Their legacy remains, with Discovery now restored and docked at Dundee, and Scott’s hut still standing at Hut Point on Ross Island.