It’s unlikely that any of us will find ourselves in Tom Crean’s situation when, in the closing days of the Antarctic autumn of 1912, at the end of a 1300-mile walk, he set out to go another 35 to save his companions. We no longer find ourselves trekking such extreme distances on such minimal resources, … More “Can You Do It?”
–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!”
–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
–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. . . .”
–from Frank Debenham’s diary, published as “The quiet Land”– “On the 26th they [Atkinson’s party to relieve Campbell’s northern party] got back to Hut Pt as reported by signal (blue lights) but we don’t know whether Campbell’s party are wit them or not. “No other signals have come and hope has gradually died. I can’t … More April 28, 1912: From Cape Evans, “The facts appear to be these. . . .”
–from his account, “The Worst Journey in the World”– “From Safety Camp the mirage at the edge of the Barrier was alarming, but as we approached the edge to my very great relief I found that the sea-ice was still in, and that what we had taken for frost smoke was only drift over Cape … More March 15, 1912: Cherry-Garrard back at Hut Point. No sign of Scott.
–from his diary , “The Norwegian with Scott– “14 March. Storm, snow-fall, an drift almost the whole day. Even so at ten o’clock I went up to our ‘Observatory’ to watch for any movement at Hut Point, but I could hardly make out Razorback Islands. If Scott maintains the same average speed as Shackleton, he … More March 14, 1912: Tryggve Gran’s optimism