I read and re-read this book back in the 1940s and always enjoyed it. I had long thought it would be out of print, and was delighted to find this was not so. It is the trend today to go to great lengths to de-bunk heroes, and Robert Falcon Scott is among the victims. Ponting keeps him on his pedestal, and no bad thing! The photographs are excellent, but better in the larger format book. Don't let that put you off, though. A good read.