–from Edward Wilson’s sledging diary–
“Fri 2 Feb. We came down two slopes today. Scott had a nasty fall on the point of his shoulder. We have not however seen a crevasse as yet on the way back but ought to tomorrow. We are still following our old tracks. I got through the day without any slips and no further damage to leg which is mending well.
“The surface was largely eggshell porcelain, white and glistening like a woodpecker;s egg and as thin–almost always gives way under foot. [In] some places there are 6 or 7 thin crusts in 2 or 3 inches depth of this snow. Wind was off and on today–very cold forenoon for me in the sail’s shadow, but very warm afternoon march. Finished at 8 p.m. Very tired–sleep at once.”