November 11, 1912: The search party nears One Ton Depot from the north

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “There were the most beautiful cloud-effects as we came along–a deep black to the west, shading into long lines of grey and lemon yellow round the sun, with a vertical shaft through them, and a bright orange horizon.  Now there is a brilliant parhelion.  Given … More November 11, 1912: The search party nears One Ton Depot from the north

November 3, 1912: At Corner Camp, but not without a struggle

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “November 3.  Early morning.  14-1/2 miles.  We are here at Corner Camp, but not without a struggle.  We left the Biscuit Depot at 6.30 p.m. yesterday, and it is now 4 a.m.  The last six miles took us four hours, which is very bad going … More November 3, 1912: At Corner Camp, but not without a struggle

September 28, 1912: The mules at Cape Evans

–from Frank Debenham’s account “The Quiet Land”– “28.9.12  In the last fortnight three parties have been away, but more for exercise than otherwise.  Two dog teams went to Hut Pt and stayed for four days, blizzed up.  They found it fairly cold and uncomfortable. “Abdullah is a big mule, light grey in colour and gladsome … More September 28, 1912: The mules at Cape Evans

September 27, 1912: Training the mules at Cape Evans

–from Silas:  The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright— [Friday,] September 27 “[Weather] Balloon up in A.M.  In P.M. Lal Khan, Khan Sahib,& Begum in sledges.  Also Gulab.  Gulab took about 1/4 hr to [be] put in [sledge traces].  Took him (Williamson & I) out to Little Razorback.  Others went well.  Gulab, once … More September 27, 1912: Training the mules at Cape Evans

September 22, 1912: The mules adapt at Cape Evans

–from Tryggve Gran’s account “The Norwegian with Scott”– “22 September.  Our ‘Indian friends,’ [the mules brought down by the Terra Nova to Cape Evans for the second season’s transport] must have had good training in their native mountains.  They take quite naturally to sledge work and even theri snowshoes don’t disturb them.  Last year’s ponies … More September 22, 1912: The mules adapt at Cape Evans

Early September 1912: Training the mules for the Search Journey

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Meanwhile the mules were being brought on in condition.  With daylight and improved weather they were exercised with loaded sledges on the sea-ice whilc still remained in South Bay.  They went like lambs, and were evidently used to the work.  Gulab was a troublesome little … More Early September 1912: Training the mules for the Search Journey

March 4, 1912: Cherry Garrard and Dimitri wati for Scott at One Ton Depot

–From Cherry Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Arrived at One Ton my first feeling was one of relief that the Polar Party had not been to the Depot and that therefore we had got their provisions out in time.  The question of what we were to do in the immediate future was … More March 4, 1912: Cherry Garrard and Dimitri wati for Scott at One Ton Depot