When Captain Robert Scott asked the now-famous photographer Herbert Ponting to join his second Antarctic expedition, Ponting seized what appeared to be the opportunity of a lifetime. The self-trained photographer had never taken on a project in such harsh conditions and yet he returned from the expedition with stunning photographs and film and committed the rest of life to telling Scott’s story. Drawing on previously unpublished correspondence and photographs, author Anne Strathie chats to adventurer Phoebe Smith to give new insights into the making of the man Captain Scott trusted to record Antarctica.

This event is in fond memory of Christine Chambers, a great supporter of the Festivals.

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herbert ponting: scott’s antarctic photographer and pioneer filmmaker Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper The Wilderness Cookbook


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