March 25, 1913: Amundsen lectures in San Francisco

–from the San Francisco Chronicle, March 25 1913— “Captain Roald Amundsen, discoverer of the South Pole, held a large audience intensely intereste at Scottish Rite Hall last evening with his lecture on the experiences of the hardy band of Norwegian explorers, which successfully negotiated the formidable Ross barrier and planted the flag of their country … More March 25, 1913: Amundsen lectures in San Francisco

January 26-29, 1913: The men of Scott’s Last Expedition homeward bound

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Mount Nansen rose sheer and massive ahead of us with a table top, and at 3 a.m. on 26 January we were passing the dark brown granite headland of the northern foothills. We were soon made fast to a stretch of some 500 yards of … More January 26-29, 1913: The men of Scott’s Last Expedition homeward bound

January 18, 1913: “Terra Nova in sight! Hurrah! Hurrah!”

–from Tryggve Gran’s Antarctic diary published as The Norwegian with Scott— “8 January. Terra Nova in sight! Hurrah! Hurrah! Great jubilation! Hurrah! “(Evening) We are saved. It was a piece of luck, for we had this morning begun to prepare for another winter here [at Cape Evans]. Teddy Evans is on board. All’s well at … More January 18, 1913: “Terra Nova in sight! Hurrah! Hurrah!”

January 11, 1913: Cape Evans–Scott’s men still waiting for the ship

–from Frank Debenham’s diary published as “The Quiet Land”– “11.1.13″ Still no ship. There is plenty of time yet, of course, but most of us expected her [the Terra Nova on her anticpated return to take off the wintering party of Scott’s last expedition] before now. Some of the men have made up their minds … More January 11, 1913: Cape Evans–Scott’s men still waiting for the ship

January 2, 1913: Waiting for the Terra Nova at Cape Evans

–from Frank Debenham’s diary published in “The Quiet Land”– “2.1.12. Last volume of the diary now–expect I shall not get very far with it before there is no need to write more, as even now we are daily expecting the ship. All last month I was away up Erebus, and over at Cape Royds, getting … More January 2, 1913: Waiting for the Terra Nova at Cape Evans

December 28, 1912: Waiting for the ship at Cape Evans

–from Tryggve Gran’s diary published as “The Norwegian with Scott“– “The Terra Nova must have been underway a fortnight now [The ship had left Lyttleton, NZ on 14 December under the command of Commander E. R. G. R. Evans, fully recovered from scurvy and specially promoted for Antarctic service], and if she does not run … More December 28, 1912: Waiting for the ship at Cape Evans

March 10, 1912: The Terra Nova fails to reach the Northern Party

–from Tryggve Gran’s account– “Before “Terra Nova” stood north for the last time, [Captain] declared that if he succeeded in rescuing Campbell and his party he would, between the 10th and the 15th, attempt to push southwards again as far as necessary to exchange signals.  It’s the 10th today, and we have established a system … More March 10, 1912: The Terra Nova fails to reach the Northern Party

March 5, 1912: The Terra Nova’s failed attempt to reach the Northern Party

–from Herbert Ponting’s account, “The Great White South”– “Every hour was now of importance, owing to the known bad ice conditions up the coast.  The Terra Nova therefore left McMurdo Sound on March 5th, 1912, in a final effort to reach the Northern Party, before heading north for New Zealand. “From Cape Royds onwards we … More March 5, 1912: The Terra Nova’s failed attempt to reach the Northern Party