January 26-29, 1913: The men of Scott’s Last Expedition homeward bound

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Mount Nansen rose sheer and massive ahead of us with a table top, and at 3 a.m. on 26 January we were passing the dark brown granite headland of the northern foothills. We were soon made fast to a stretch of some 500 yards of … More January 26-29, 1913: The men of Scott’s Last Expedition homeward bound

November 24, 1912: . . .a glut of foot-walloping today. . .

–from Apsley Cherry Garrard’s The Worst Journey in the World— “November 24.  Early morning.  A glut of foot-walloping in soft snow and breaking crusts.  We have done between 17 and 18 miles today.  We saw no crevasses, and have maked the course well, building up the cairns and leaving two flags–so the mule party should … More November 24, 1912: . . .a glut of foot-walloping today. . .

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

October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “On 25 October Dmitri and I started to take a further depot out to Corner Camp with the two dog-teams, pulling about 600 lbs. each.  We found a much better surface than experienced by Atkinson; in places really smooth and hard.  ‘It is good to … More October 25, 1912: Cherry goes to Corner Camp

October 14-19, 1912: “A most terrible surface on the Barrier. . .” beyond Corner Camp

–from Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s account The Worst Journey in the World— “Meanwhile Atkinson and Dimitri took some mule-fodder and dog-biscuit to a point twelve miles south of Corner Camp.  They started on 14 October with the two dog-teams and found a most terrible surrface on the Barrier, the sledges sometimes sinking as far as the ‘fore-and-afters’; the minimum … More October 14-19, 1912: “A most terrible surface on the Barrier. . .” beyond Corner Camp

July 1912: At Cape Evans “Blizzard followed Blizzard”

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Blizzard followed blizzard, and at the beginning of July we had four days which were the thickest I have ever seen.  Generaly when you go out into a blizzard the drift is blown from your face and clothes, and though you cannot see your stretched-out hand, … More July 1912: At Cape Evans “Blizzard followed Blizzard”

April 19, 1912: Dr. Atkinson’s attempted relief of the Northern Party, continued. . . .

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account, “The Worst Journey in the World”– [Atkinson, Keohane, Wright and Williamson had started over toward the western shore of McMurdo Sound April 17]  “They had hard pulling their first two days, and the minimum temperature for the corresponding nights was -43 and -45.  Consequently they soon began to be iced up.  On … More April 19, 1912: Dr. Atkinson’s attempted relief of the Northern Party, continued. . . .

April 17, 1912: Departure of the rescue attempt to reach Campbell’s stranded northern party

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “Atkinson’s plan was to start out April 7 over the old sea-ice which lay to the south and south-west of us:  he was to take with him Wright, Keohane and Williamson, and they wanted to reach Butter Point, and thence to sledge up the western coast. … More April 17, 1912: Departure of the rescue attempt to reach Campbell’s stranded northern party

April 12, 1912: Getting ready to bring relief to Cherry at Hut Point

–from Cherry-Garrard’s account “The Worst Journey in the World”– “The next few days were occupied in making preparations for a further sledge journey, and on 13 April a party started to return to [to Cherry, just then alone at] Hut Point by the Hutton Cliffs.  Atkinson, Wright, Keohane, and Williamson were to try and sledge … More April 12, 1912: Getting ready to bring relief to Cherry at Hut Point