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.”

February 1-7, 1913: The Terra Nova homeward bound

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “The Terra Nova is a wood barque, built 1884 by A. Stephen and Sons, Dundee; tonnage 764 gross and 400 net; measuring 187′ x 31′ x 19” compound engines with two cylinders of 140 nominal horse-power; registered at St. Johns Newfoundland. She is therefore not … More February 1-7, 1913: The Terra Nova homeward bound

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

November 24, 1912: . . .a glut of foot-walloping today. . .

–from Apsley Cherry Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World— “November 24.  Early morning.  A glut of foot-walloping in soft snow and breaking crusts.  We have done between 17 and 18 miles today.  We saw no crevasses, and have maked the course well, building up the cairns and leaving two flags–so the mule party should … More November 24, 1912: . . .a glut of foot-walloping today. . .

November 14, 1912: The search party finds the last signs of Captain Oates

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “November 14.  Early morning.  It has been a miserable march.  We had to wait some time after hoosh to let the mules get ahead.  Then we went on in a cold raw fog and some head wind, with constant frost-bites. The surface has been very … More November 14, 1912: The search party finds the last signs of Captain Oates

November 12, 1912: A burial on the Barrier

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “Nearly midday.  11-12 miles south of One Ton.  . . .Then Atkinson read the lesson from the Burial Service from Corinthians.  Perhaps it has never been read in a more magnificent cathedral and under more impressive circumstances–for it is a grave which kings must envy.  … More November 12, 1912: A burial on the Barrier

November 12, 1912: “We have found them. . . .it is too bad for words.”

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World — “November 12.  Near midday.  11-12 miles south of One Ton.  We have found them–to say it has been a ghastly day cannot express it–it is too bad for words.  The tent was there, about half-a-mile to the west of our course, and close to … More November 12, 1912: “We have found them. . . .it is too bad for words.”

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

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