Who’s in Charge? The Fundamentals of Leadership

The concept of “leadership” has a lot of currency these days, addressed in academic disciplines and institutes, and in countless corporate trainings and seminars. Regardless of the enterprise, there has to be some place in any management hierarchy that is indisputably the pinnacle, occupied by a person who is unquestionably recognized “the Boss.” But that … More Who’s in Charge? The Fundamentals of Leadership

3/26/24 Book Review: Meredith Hooper’s “The Longest Winter–Scott’s Other Heroes”

This website was never intended for words other than those quoted from the members of the Antarctic exploring parties who risked their lives in the name of science and discovery. However, there is one book so compelling in its subject matter, so detailed and literate in its delivery, that it deserves a mention here, and … More 3/26/24 Book Review: Meredith Hooper’s “The Longest Winter–Scott’s Other Heroes”

November 4, 1912: The Northern Party makes Hut Point: Home at last!

–from Raymond Priestley’s account Antarctic Adventure— “After a short sleep we now set out on our way acroos the seven miles of sea ice intervening between us and Hut Point.   We were within a mile of our destination when one of the big sastrugi over which we were marching capsized the sledge. . . . … More November 4, 1912: The Northern Party makes Hut Point: Home at last!

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

March 5 and after, 1912: The Northern Party digs a cave for the winter

–from Raymond Priestley’s account of the Northern Party, “Antarctic Adventure” (p. 378)– “On [March] 5th, although the gale continued, it was free from snow, and we were just able to make our way over the ridge at the back of our camp and into the next valley where the bigger of the two snowdrifts was … More March 5 and after, 1912: The Northern Party digs a cave for the winter

February 24, 1912: The Western Geological Party on board the Terra Nova

[The Terra Nova has picked up the Western Party and is steaming across McMurdo Sound, taking them back to the safety of the hut at Cape Evans before heading north to pick up the Northern Party and return to New Zealand for the winter.] –from Tryggve Gran’s diary, published as “The Norwegian with Scott”— “24 … More February 24, 1912: The Western Geological Party on board the Terra Nova