October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “On 25 October Dmitri and I started to take a further depot out to Corner Camp with the two dog-teams, pulling about 600 lbs. each.  We found a much better surface than experienced by Atkinson; in places really smooth and hard.  ‘It is good to … More October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

Early September 1912: Training the mules for the Search Journey

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Meanwhile the mules were being brought on in condition.  With daylight and improved weather they were exercised with loaded sledges on the sea-ice whilc still remained in South Bay.  They went like lambs, and were evidently used to the work.  Gulab was a troublesome little … More Early September 1912: Training the mules for the Search Journey

August 1912: Plans for the upcoming Search Journey

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “The coming Search Journey was organized to reach the Upper Glacier Depot, and the plans were modelled on the Polar Journey of the year before.  But now we had no extensive depots on the Barrier.  It was intended that the dogs should run two trips … More August 1912: Plans for the upcoming Search Journey

August 1912: “We all get along splendidly together. . . .” [Cape Evans]

–from Frank Debenham’s diary, published as “The Quiet Land”– “We all bert along splendedly together and any little feelings there may be are kept well out of sight; and there is, as can be imagined, plenty of opportunity for disagreements in this sort of life.  Arguments are always on the go and at times Whittaker … More August 1912: “We all get along splendidly together. . . .” [Cape Evans]

July 1912: Overwintering at Cape Evans

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “We had lectures, but not as many as during the precious winter when they became rather excessive:  and we included outside subject.  We read in many a polar book of the depressions and trials of the long Polar night; but thanks to gramphones, pianolas, variety … More July 1912: Overwintering at Cape Evans

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”

June 22 1912: Midwinter’s Day has arrived at Cape Evans

–from Dr. Edward Atkinson’s account of the second, published in “Scott’s Last Expedition“– “Cherry-Garrard, our editor, presented us with another number of the ‘South Polar Times’  and the remainder of the afternoon was spent as a holiday reading this, playing bagatelle, or making preparations for a happy evening.  the whole hut was decorated with the … More June 22 1912: Midwinter’s Day has arrived at Cape Evans

June 19-22, 1912: Getting Ready for the Midwinter Celebration

–from Dr. Edward Atkinson’s account given in “Scott’s Last Expedtion, Vol. I”— “On the 19th preparations were begun for our celebrations of Midwinter Day on June 22.  Debenham was busy making the slides for a lantern lecture.  Gran and Williamson were busy behind a blanket making a Christmas tree.  This consisted of a central bamboo with … More June 19-22, 1912: Getting Ready for the Midwinter Celebration