“Camp 22–Snow began falling during the second march; it is blowing from the W.S.W., force 2 to 3, with snow pattering on the tent, a kind of summery blizzard that reminds one of April showers at home. The ponies came well on the second march and we shall start 2 hours later again tomorrow, i.e. at 3 A.M. From this it will be a very short step to day routine when the time comes for man-hauling.
“It is always rather dismal work walking over the great snow plain when sky and surface merge in one pall of dead whiteness, but it is cheering to be in such good company with everything going on steadily and well.
“The dogs came up as we camped. Meares says the best surface he has had yet.”