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 17, 1912: Some notes from the doomed polar party

–from Tryggve Gran’s account The Norwegian with Scott— “17 November.  Back to ‘One Ton Camp’.  The bad weather disappeared yesterday and we had a pleasant march.  The going was soft and we used our skis, which went well–just like home for once.  I am using Scott’s skis; they at any rate will complete the 3,000-km … More November 17, 1912: Some notes from the doomed polar party

November 11, 1912: The search party nears One Ton Depot from the north

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “There were the most beautiful cloud-effects as we came along–a deep black to the west, shading into long lines of grey and lemon yellow round the sun, with a vertical shaft through them, and a bright orange horizon.  Now there is a brilliant parhelion.  Given … More November 11, 1912: The search party nears One Ton Depot from the north

March 29, 1912: For Scott’s polar party on their return journey, the end is at hand

Thursday, March 29.  “–Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale from W.S.W and S.W.  We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th.  Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the … More March 29, 1912: For Scott’s polar party on their return journey, the end is at hand

March 22-23, 1912: Scott’s party stopped by a blizzard 11 miles short of One Ton Depot

–from Scott’s diary– Wednesday, March 21.  “–Got within 11 miles of [One Ton] depot Monday night; had to lay up all yesterday in severe blizzard.  Today forlorn hope, Wilson and Bowers going to depot for fuel. Thursday, March 22 and 23,  “–Blizzard bad as ever–Wilson and Bowers unable to start–tomorrow last chance–no fuel and only … More March 22-23, 1912: Scott’s party stopped by a blizzard 11 miles short of One Ton Depot

March 19, 1912: Scott–“We have two days’ food but barely a day’s fuel.”

“Monday, March 19.  Lunch.  We camped with difficulty last night, and were dreadfully cold till after our supper of cold pemmican and biscuit and half a pannikin of cocoa cooked over the spirit.  Then, contrary to expectation, we got warm and all slept well.  To-day we started in the usual dragging manner.  Sledge dreadully heavy.  … More March 19, 1912: Scott–“We have two days’ food but barely a day’s fuel.”

March 4, 1912: Cherry Garrard and Dimitri wati for Scott at One Ton Depot

–From Cherry Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Arrived at One Ton my first feeling was one of relief that the Polar Party had not been to the Depot and that therefore we had got their provisions out in time.  The question of what we were to do in the immediate future was … More March 4, 1912: Cherry Garrard and Dimitri wati for Scott at One Ton Depot

February 26, 1912: Cherry-Garrard sets out to resupply One Ton Depot

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account published as “The Worst Journey in the World”– [He had been given orders to bring out to One Ton Depot, some 130 miles out on the Barrier, additional food and supplies for the Polar Party, expected to be arriving at that location shortly.] “I was eager to start as soon as the … More February 26, 1912: Cherry-Garrard sets out to resupply One Ton Depot

February 9, 1912: The Last Supporting Party reaches One Ton Depot

–from William Lashly’s diary, published in Cherry-Garrard’s “Worst Journey in the World”– “8 February 1912: . . . .Mr. Evans have passed a good deal of blood today, which makes things look a lot worse.  I have to do nearly everything for him now. “9 February 1912:  A very fine day and quite warm.  Reached … More February 9, 1912: The Last Supporting Party reaches One Ton Depot