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.”

October 6, 1912: A heat wave at Cape Evans, and plans for the search

–from Tryggve Gran’s account, published as The Norwegian with Scott— “The heat wave we have experienced in the past few days is almost disquieting for these regions.  It has been summery even with the snow-falls–just a few degrees of frost, wet and sloshy everywhere–and the drip, drip of the snow melting from the roof had … More October 6, 1912: A heat wave at Cape Evans, and plans for the search

July 19, 1912: Plans for the spring campaign from Cape Evans

–from Dr. Edward Atkinson’s account published 1913 in “Scott’s Last Expedition”– “On the 19th the plans for the Southern journey were laid before the other members.  Debenham, who has been suffering from an old knee injury at fooball, and Archer were the two members who would have to stay by the hut. “It was a … More July 19, 1912: Plans for the spring campaign from Cape Evans

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

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 23, 1912: The relief party returns empty-handed.

–from Cherry Garrard’s account, “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Tuesday, 23 April.  Atkinson and his party got in [to Hut Point] about 7 p.m. after a long pull all day in very bad weather.  They are just in the state of a party which has been out on a very cold spring journey:  clothes … More April 23, 1912: The relief party returns empty-handed.

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

April 12, 1912: Getting ready to bring relief to Cherry at Hut Point

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “The next few days were occupied in making preparations for a further sledge journey, and on 13 April a party started to return to [to Cherry, just then alone at] Hut Point by the Hutton Cliffs.  Atkinson, Wright, Keohane, and Williamson were to try and sledge … More April 12, 1912: Getting ready to bring relief to Cherry at Hut Point

Cape Evans, April 11, 1912: “. . .the Polar Party’s coming. . .

–from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”– “11 April.  I’ll never get the events of yesterday out of my mind.  I was standing outside the hut taking temperatures when I heard someone shout, ‘The polar party’s coming.’  I rushed into the hut to the gramophone to get out the national anthem to … More Cape Evans, April 11, 1912: “. . .the Polar Party’s coming. . .