Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Apsley Cherry-Garrard was 24 when he joined Robert Scott's expedition to Antarctica. Known as "Cherry," he was one of the youngest members on the team. As an assistant zoologist, he joined a 3-man expedition in the dark Antarctic winter to collect penguin eggs. After returning from Antarctica, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World, one of the most famous stories of polar exploration.

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