March 4, 1914: Shackleton at the Royal Geograhical Society

Shackleton was invited to address a committee of the Royal Geographical Society on March 4th, 1914. In response to a question about possible accidents along the TransAntarctic trail, he replied: “If a man broke his leg, or anything like that, and I was on the outward track, I would turn for that man and go … More March 4, 1914: Shackleton at the Royal Geograhical Society

February 4, 1912: Taff Evans takes a fall

–from Scott’s diary– “Sunday, February 4.  R. 18.  8620 feet.  Temp.:  Lunch -22; Supper -23.  Pulled on foot in the morning over good hard surface and covered 9.7 miles.  Just before lunch unexpectedly fell into crevasses, Evans and I together–a second fall for Evans, and I camped.  After lunch saw new disturbance ahead, and what … More February 4, 1912: Taff Evans takes a fall

January 30, 1911: Good luck and bad news on the plateau

–from Scott’s diary– “Tuesday, January 30.–R. 13. 9860.  Lunch Temp. -25.  Supper Temp.  -24.5.  Thank the Lord, another fine march–19 miles.  We have passed the last cairn before the depot, the track is clear ahead, the weather fair, the wind helpful, the gradient down–with any luck we should pick up our depot in the middle … More January 30, 1911: Good luck and bad news on the plateau