Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post

Scott's expedition is more "poignent" both because he died and because it was so screwed up that his surviving members endured a horrible ordeal trying to get back (many months on barren islands, if I recall?).
That was Shackleton's expedition. Part of the crew waited on Elephant Island (doing that name from memory) while the other part left on a small boat to fetch help.