Cape Evans: September 10, 1911

Scott was deep in his own preparations.  From his diary:

“Every figure has been checked by Bowers, who has been an enormous help to me.  If the motors are successful, we shall have no difficulty in getting to the Glacier. . . .
“Of hopeful signs for the future none are more remarkable than the health and spirit of our people.  It would be impossible to imagine a more vigorous community’ and there does not seem to be a single weak spot in the twelve good men and true who are chosen for the Southern advance.  All are now experienced sledge travelers, knit together with a bond of friendship that has never been equaled under such circumstance.

“Thanks to these people, and more especially to Bowers and Petty Officer Evans, there is not a single detail of our equipment which is not arranged with the utmost care and in accordance with the tests of experience.”


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