A correspondent writes in about R.F. Scott,
"Robert Falcon Scott was truly brave, but his South Pole expedition failed and ended in his death. Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole and return alive, was truly brave and truly well-organized. Scott maneuvered himself into a death trap using System D and a lack of awareness of local conditions and available tools and techniques. Amundsen made his polar trip look almost like a regular mail delivery route."When Amundsen heard the news, he said "I would gladly forgo any honour or money if thereby I could have saved Scott his terrible death."