January 3 1912: Fateful Decision on the Plateau

–from Scott’s diary– “Wednesday, January 3–Height:  Lunch 10,110; Night 10,180.  [Camp 56]  T. -17.  Minimum -18.5.  Within 150 miles of our goal.  Last night I decided to reorganise, and this morning told off Teddy Evans, Lashly, and Crean to return.  They are disappointed, but take it well.  Bowers comes to come into our tent, and … More January 3 1912: Fateful Decision on the Plateau

December 21-22, 1911: Farther up the Glacier

from “South With Scott,” Lt. Edward “Teddy” Evans’ published account. “When we started we were,– –Scott, Wilson, Oates, Seaman Evans–Self, Bowers, Crean, Lashly– We steered S.W. to begin with to avoid the great pressure ridges and ice fals which barred our way to the South.  We began to rise very perceptibly, and, looking back after … More December 21-22, 1911: Farther up the Glacier

Southern Journey: The Barrier Stage Begins

(From Scott’s Diary November 1, 1911 “Last night we heard that Jehu had reached Hut Point in about 5-1/2 hours.  This morning we goat away in detachments–Michael, Nobby, Chinaman were the first to get away about 11 a.m.  The little devil Christopher was harnesed with the usual difficulty and started in a kicking mood, Oates … More Southern Journey: The Barrier Stage Begins