Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 22-April 5, 1916: “Patients [Mackintosh and Hayward] recovering rapidly.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “Wednesday, March 22nd to April 5th. I have been allowing my log to go off on account of practically nothing to write up except the same old daily routine [at the Discovery Hut, while waiting for the sea ice to freeze over and permit a return to … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 22-April 5, 1916: “Patients [Mackintosh and Hayward] recovering rapidly.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11-14, 1916: “No words can express our feelings on going up the ice foot to the old hut. . . .”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account ‘The South Polar Trail’— [The party comes at last to the ‘Discovery’ hut at Hut Point.] “Under way at 10.30. Rounded the Cape [Armitage], found the ice slushy, therefore treacherous. Continued on. No turning back now. Reached hard ice shortly after, eventually arriving at Hut Point about 3 o’clock. No words … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 11-14, 1916: “No words can express our feelings on going up the ice foot to the old hut. . . .”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 6, 1916: “Same old slog, digging out dogs and sledges.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “March 6th, Monday. Up 5.30. Under way 9.20. Same old slog, digging out dogs and sledges. Fair wind, set sail, picked up32-mile outer depot, 11 o’clock. Luched 12.30. Under way at 2 o’clock. The wind eased in the afternoon, which caused very heavy work. It is a … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, March 6, 1916: “Same old slog, digging out dogs and sledges.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 26, 1916: ” After Richards sighted the depot, Hayward collapsed.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “February 26th, Saturday. Just before 3 a.m. Richy sighted the depot. The visibility made it appear immediately on top of us; in reality it was three quarters of a mile away. . . After Richards sighted the depot, Hayward collapsed. We put him on the sledge. He … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 26, 1916: ” After Richards sighted the depot, Hayward collapsed.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 24, 1916: ” Our lunch half a cup of weak tea and a quarter of a biscuit.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “February 24th, Thursday. Up at 4.30. Breakfast, one cup of tea and half a biscuit. Under way at 7 a.m. Weather snowing and blowing like yesterday, only worse. Had great difficulty in laying the course, on account of the heavy wind, about 60 miles an hour. Every … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 24, 1916: ” Our lunch half a cup of weak tea and a quarter of a biscuit.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 23, 1916: “It causes one to think and say, ‘What is the good of it all?

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “February 23rd, Wednesday. We decided, although it is still blizzarding, to get under way. At the same time it seems our best plan to eat the last of our Bovril emergency, which we have kept so religiously these last 6 days for the big final effort. I … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 23, 1916: “It causes one to think and say, ‘What is the good of it all?

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 18-19, 1916: “We have now 3 days provisions left.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “February 18, Friday. Turned out 5.30. Blizzarding all night. Found conditions too thick for travelling. Decided to wait and see if it would clear. Came on very hard about 8 o’clock, decided to lay up. Went out and dug the dogs out. Gave them a run. One … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 18-19, 1916: “We have now 3 days provisions left.”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 10, 1916: “Wild is a brick the way he looks after the Padre.”

–from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “Up 5.30. The Padre had a better night. We massaged Mack before starting. Under way with a fair wind, but it unfortunately dropped, just as we reached a beastly surface. Sometimes hard and then sinking in up to the knees. “Poor Skipper, what agony he was enduring. … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, February 10, 1916: “Wild is a brick the way he looks after the Padre.”

Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, February 2, 1916: “The venture was entirely successful”

–from Frank Hurley’s account “Shackleton’s Argonauts”— “Observations showed that the distance between our old Ocean Camp and our new Patience Camp had decreased from ten miles to six, owing to the shuffling of the ice floes. Since it was still light all night, Crean and I with the dogs left camp at one a.m. to … More Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ Expedition, February 2, 1916: “The venture was entirely successful”

Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, January 31, 1916: “On the trek again, having placed the Padre on the rear sledge. . .”

—from Ernest Joyce’s account “The South Polar Trail”— “January 31, Monday. Up at the usual hour, still blizzarding. Richy released the dogs from down under. Skipper came over to my tent and asked if we would travel by night. I replied ‘No,’ and explained ‘we must carry out the routine we have set; if once … More Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party, January 31, 1916: “On the trek again, having placed the Padre on the rear sledge. . .”