February 8, 1912: Scott’s party geologising on the glacier

–from Edward Wilson’s diary– “Thurs 8 Feb.  Mt. Buckley cliffs “A very busy day.  We had a very cold forenoon march blowing like blazes from the S.  Birdie detached and went on ski to Mt. Darwin and collected some dolerite, only rock he could see on the nunatak which was nearest.  We got into a … More February 8, 1912: Scott’s party geologising on the glacier

February 4, 1912: Taff Evans takes a fall

–from Scott’s diary– “Sunday, February 4.  R. 18.  8620 feet.  Temp.:  Lunch -22; Supper -23.  Pulled on foot in the morning over good hard surface and covered 9.7 miles.  Just before lunch unexpectedly fell into crevasses, Evans and I together–a second fall for Evans, and I camped.  After lunch saw new disturbance ahead, and what … More February 4, 1912: Taff Evans takes a fall

February 2, 1912: Scott’s party downslope on the Plateau

–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 … More February 2, 1912: Scott’s party downslope on the Plateau

January 30, 1911: Good luck and bad news on the plateau

–from Scott’s diary– “Tuesday, January 30.–R. 13. 9860.  Lunch Temp. -25.  Supper Temp.  -24.5.  Thank the Lord, another fine march–19 miles.  We have passed the last cairn before the depot, the track is clear ahead, the weather fair, the wind helpful, the gradient down–with any luck we should pick up our depot in the middle … More January 30, 1911: Good luck and bad news on the plateau

January 27, 1912: The Polar Party on the Plateau

–From Scott’s diary– “There has been a nice helpful southerly breeze all day, a clear sky and comparatively warm temperatures.  The air is dry again, so that tents and equipment are gradually losing their icy conditions imposed by the blizzard conditions of the last week. “Our sleeping bags are slowly but surely getting wetter and … More January 27, 1912: The Polar Party on the Plateau

January 20, 1912: Scott’s Polar Party Heads for Home

–from Dr. Edward Wilson’s sledging diary– “Sat 20 Jan.  16.1 m geog. “Blowing 4-5 from the S.S.W.  and from time to time overcast but too much sun and moving sandy drifts at this temp. for good going–they refused to allow the ski to glide at all.  One had to shove them over.  The going was … More January 20, 1912: Scott’s Polar Party Heads for Home