January 10, 1912: 1-1/2 Degree Depot, 95 Miles to Go

–from Edward Wilson’s sledging diary–

“Wed 10 Jan.  10.5 m geog.  My last day of cooking.  We are now 95 miles from the Pole.  We had a very heavy and hot forenoon march and only made 5 miles.  The surface was covered with snow crystals which had fallen in the night and the sun on these made the surface heavy as lead.  At lunch time we made a depot of provisions with a cairn and red flag.  I left my pyjama jacket there.

“We had rather better going in the afternoon for 2 or 3 hours, then crystals began to fall again and the sun came out.  Good halo and parhelion.  We lightened our load at this depot by about 100 lbs.  We are now about 85 miles from the Pole.’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s