Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, October 26-27, 1915: “So ended our first depot laying journey.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “October 26th, Tuesday. Up 5.30. Slept the sleep of the just. Temp. -26. Under way as usual. Sighted our Corner Camp (10 miles south of Safety Camp) 10.25, reaching same 12.25. Lunch. Here we had left a large quantity of stores on the way out. Now we … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, October 26-27, 1915: “So ended our first depot laying journey.”

November 3, 1912: At Corner Camp, but not without a struggle

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “November 3.  Early morning.  14-1/2 miles.  We are here at Corner Camp, but not without a struggle.  We left the Biscuit Depot at 6.30 p.m. yesterday, and it is now 4 a.m.  The last six miles took us four hours, which is very bad going … More November 3, 1912: At Corner Camp, but not without a struggle

October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “On 25 October Dmitri and I started to take a further depot out to Corner Camp with the two dog-teams, pulling about 600 lbs. each.  We found a much better surface than experienced by Atkinson; in places really smooth and hard.  ‘It is good to … More October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

October 14-19, 1912: “A most terrible surface on the Barrier. . .” beyond Corner Camp

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “Meanwhile Atkinson and Dimitri took some mule-fodder and dog-biscuit to a point twelve miles south of Corner Camp.  They started on 14 October with the two dog-teams and found a most terrible surrface on the Barrier, the sledges sometimes sinking as far as the ‘fore-and-afters’; the minimum … More October 14-19, 1912: “A most terrible surface on the Barrier. . .” beyond Corner Camp

October 6, 1912: A heat wave at Cape Evans, and plans for the search

–from Tryggve Gran’s account, published as The Norwegian with Scott— “The heat wave we have experienced in the past few days is almost disquieting for these regions.  It has been summery even with the snow-falls–just a few degrees of frost, wet and sloshy everywhere–and the drip, drip of the snow melting from the roof had … More October 6, 1912: A heat wave at Cape Evans, and plans for the search

April 1, 1912: The aid party returns to Cape Evans, empty-handed

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “They arrived back on 1 April  Yesterday evening at 6.30 p.m. Atkinson and Keohane arrived.  It was pretty thick here and blowing too, but they had had a fair day on the Barrier.  They had been out to Corner Camp and eight miles farther.  Their bags … More April 1, 1912: The aid party returns to Cape Evans, empty-handed

February 22, 1912: Bill Lashly and Lt. Teddy Evans make it to safety

–from Lashly’s diary, quoted in “The Worst Journey in the World”– [The dog teams summoned from Hut Point by Tom Crean after his incredible 30-mile walk, arrived to rescue Lashly and Evans at Corner Camp 20 February, but were unable to return immediately due to heavy weather] “22 February, 1912 “The wind went down about … More February 22, 1912: Bill Lashly and Lt. Teddy Evans make it to safety

February 15, 1912: Scott’s Western Party safe on board the Terra Nova again

[The Terra Nova had returned to the Anatarctic from winter quarters in New Zealand, to pick up the various field parties (Northern and Western) and bring supplies and news to Cape Evans.] –from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”– “15 February “At last!  Again on board Terra Nova!  We were plucked up … More February 15, 1912: Scott’s Western Party safe on board the Terra Nova again

September 13, 1911: Lt. Evans’ Early Spring Depot Journey

Lt. Edward Evans led a small party including Tryggve Gran from Cape Evans out over the Barrier, to restore Scott’s Depot at Corner Camp. From his book “South With Scott”: “On the 13th September, having shivered in my bag all night, at five o’clock I told my companions to get up, both of them being … More September 13, 1911: Lt. Evans’ Early Spring Depot Journey