August 1912: Plans for the upcoming Search Journey

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”–

“The coming Search Journey was organized to reach the Upper Glacier Depot, and the plans were modelled on the Polar Journey of the year before.  But now we had no extensive depots on the Barrier.  It was intended that the dogs should run two trips out to Corner Camp during the spring.  It was hoped that two parties of four men each might be able to ascend the Beardmore, one of them remaining about half-way up and doing geological and other scientific work while the other went to the tope.

“In our inmost thoughts we were full of doubts and fears.”

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