December 13, 1911: A slow start up the Glacier

Wednesday December 13, from Scott’s diary: “A most damnably dismal day.  We started at eight–the pulling terribly bad, though the glide decidedly good; a new crust in patches, not sufficient to support the ski, but without possibility of hold.  Therefore, as the pullers got on the hard patches, they slipped back.  The sledges plunged into … More December 13, 1911: A slow start up the Glacier