December 28, 1911: First Supporting Party at Shambles Camp

–from Charles “Silas” Wright’s diary–

“Lunch at bottom glacier depot [Lower Glacier Depot after] eight miles.  Camp twelve and a quarter miles at pony murder [site, Shambles Camp] and sledges.  On the Barrier again.

“Take on a 10 ft. instead of a 12 ft. sledge here.  Rock collected from foot of Mt. Hope.  Came down gap {Gateway] slope spinning on ski.  Sledge almost went by itself.

“Have seven days grub for about forty-five miles.  Skua tracks around the ponies.”


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