The author was in Scott's expedition to the South Pole. Explain everything from boarding the ship in England until his return to that place three years later. From the very beginning, the sea journey, the story is exciting. Tell us all preparations on Ross Island. His journey in search of the Emperor Penguin eggs. And finally, the journey to the South Pole with Scott. Although twelve men from the base on the island of Ross went out, only five will go into the last part to the Pole. Scott arrives 34 days after the Norwegian Amundsen and in his return trip dies along with his other four fellow just 11 miles from camp. The history is overwhelming, fantastic, amazing, awesome. Only Magellan's voyage I found it so exciting. Cherry- Garrard reconstructs the story from his memories, his diary and the diaries of the other explorers. Where he think the story is better told by others, no doubt mention, even Scott himself. At the end takes a balance and tries to explain why Scott failed. Some bitterness in these last lines is noted. Although the book is almost 1000 pages one can read it in one sitting. Bring four maps that are indispensable to settle since the maps of Antarctica are not easily found. Some have written that it is the best book of adventures ever written. Maybe.