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Comparison of the Amundsen and Scott Expeditions

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  1. The reasons for Amundsen's success and for Scott's failure in returning from the South Pole have always been the subject of discussion and controversy

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  2. The contrasting fates of the two teams, despite the fact that they were both carrying out the expedition around the same time, were a major reason behind the strong interest from historians

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  3. has been often raised that Scott's team were inappropriately dressed in the man-made fibred clothing that he chose and that Amundsen was better prepared in wearing furs (as was the Inuit practice of Amundsen's experience)

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  4. Views from publishing authors on this subject tended to be extreme, with some attributing Scott's failure to sheer bad luck while others describing the tragedy to be a result of his downright ignorance and incompetence

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  5. This article focuses on some common points that have been raised in the literature

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