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 29, 1912: The Search Journey departs from Hut Point

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World– “October 29.  Hut Point.  The mule party, under Wright, consisting of Gran, Nelson, Crean, Hooper, Willamson, Keohane, and Lashly, left Cape Evans at 10:30 and arrived here at 5 p.m. after a good march in perfect weather.  They leave Debenham and Archer at the hut, … More October 29, 1912: The Search Journey departs from Hut Point

July 1912: At Cape Evans “Blizzard followed Blizzard”

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Blizzard followed blizzard, and at the beginning of July we had four days which were the thickest I have ever seen.  Generaly when you go out into a blizzard the drift is blown from your face and clothes, and though you cannot see your stretched-out hand, … More July 1912: At Cape Evans “Blizzard followed Blizzard”

May 25, 1912: Fire!

–recollection of Charles Wright, published in “Silas:  The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright”– “I wanted some heat for a hut I had put together of large boxes whose outside walls and roof were of very heavy tarred paper. . .The primus was designed to be lit with a match without the use … More May 25, 1912: Fire!

April 28, 1912 continued: “As to what may have happened. . . .”

–from Frank Debenham’s diary published as “The Quiet Land”– “As to what may have happened.  Atch [Dr. Atkinson] and Charles [Wright] who both know the Beardmore, think the whole party has gone down a crevasse.  I, with less knowledge, but the delay down to bad health, in fact to the dreaded scurvy which showed in … More April 28, 1912 continued: “As to what may have happened. . . .”

April 25, 1912: Signals exchanged between Hut Point and Cape Evans

–from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”– “25 April.  I have been busy all day taking stock of our supplies of provisions at Hut Point.  It was all in a terrible mess, but I put some order into things.  The weather has been superb, nearly calm and round about -40 C.  Weather … More April 25, 1912: Signals exchanged between Hut Point and Cape Evans

April 19, 1912: Dr. Atkinson’s attempted relief of the Northern Party, continued. . . .

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account, “The Worst Journey in the World”– [Atkinson, Keohane, Wright and Williamson had started over toward the western shore of McMurdo Sound April 17]  “They had hard pulling their first two days, and the minimum temperature for the corresponding nights was -43 and -45.  Consequently they soon began to be iced up.  On … More April 19, 1912: Dr. Atkinson’s attempted relief of the Northern Party, continued. . . .

April 17, 1912: Departure of the rescue attempt to reach Campbell’s stranded northern party

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Atkinson’s plan was to start out April 7 over the old sea-ice which lay to the south and south-west of us:  he was to take with him Wright, Keohane and Williamson, and they wanted to reach Butter Point, and thence to sledge up the western coast. … More April 17, 1912: Departure of the rescue attempt to reach Campbell’s stranded northern party