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ICE - Mortality (Episode Four)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007

Presenter Marcus Lush (Off the Rails, South) heads as far south as you can go for this series about the history, environment and wildlife of Antarctica. In this episode Lush visits the hut that Robert Scott's team erected in 1911, after arriving in Antarctica. Lush outlines Scott's tragic mission to reach the South Pole and explores Kiwi connections to the expedition. He hears from Canterbury Museum Antarctic expert Baden Norris, who explains that Scott's expedition was "very similar to blasting off to the moon from Hagley Park". Later, ex Scott Base staffer Nigel Roberts offers his take on the tragic 1979 crash of Flight 901.

... I love it because it shows Scott courageous and determined and adventurous — not starving, defeated and alone. It's Scott as he lived, not as he died.
– Marcus Lush on the statue of Robert Scott in Christchurch

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