The hut where Scott and his party stay throughout the winter months before their final push to the South Pole still exists today and is a tourist attraction for those few who travel down to that part of the world. The intensely cold, dry air has preserved everything almost exactly as it was a century ago.
Scott jokes that he will bring a penguin back from Antarctica for his son Peter. Peter Scott (1909-1989) became an eminent ornithologist and conservationist, who founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
After the opening credits and the scene setting shots of Antartica: Scott returned to duty with the Navy, but plans for a second Expedition were always in his mind. In 1908 he began to put those plans into practice.