December 26, 1911: Ascending to the Plateau

–from Scott’s diary–

“Tuesday, December 26.–Lunch.  Bar. 21-11.  Four and three quarter hours, 6-3/4 miles (geo.)  Perhaps a little slow after plum-pudding, but I think we are getting on to the surface which is likely to continue the rest of the way.  There are still mild differences of elevation, but generally speaking the plain is flattening out; no doubt we are rising slowly. . . .

“The wind has seemed milder to-day–it blowas anywhere from S.E. to south.  I had thought to have done with pressures, but to-night a crevassed slope appears on our right.  We shall pass well clear of it, but there may be others.”

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