Monthly Archives: November 2011

Scott 100 Day 30 30th November : 60 miles from the Beardmore

Patrick Keohane. Keohane was a Royal Navy Petty Officer who had served with Teddy Evans. An Irishman who on this day in 1911 was leading his horse, James Pigg, across the barrier towards the glacier. Keohane would haul up the … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 29 29th November : Pass Discovery Furthest South

Charles Wright. Wright was a Canadian and Physicist. He survived the expedition and later became chief science officer for the Admiralty. He also won several decorations for his service during World War 1. He married the sister of Raymond Priestly, … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 28 28th November : The end for Chinaman

Edward Atkinson. Atkinson was a doctor in the Royal Navy and at this stage of the journey his horse, Jehu, has been shot and he is now manhauling with Evans and Lashley. During the second winter on the Antarctic it … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 27 27th November : Orders

William Lashley. Lashley was another navy man who served with Scott on the Discovery expedition and on this trip was one of the men who had set off with the tractor team led by Teddy Evans. He did not get chosen … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 26 26th November : Teams – Dogs and Men

Dogs. Amundsen made it safely back from the South Pole with dogs, Scott died in his attempt while manhauling. Not using dogs, it would seem, must be the reason Scott failed. In the past Amundsen had had success with dogs while Scott’s … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 25 25th November : Hooper and Day turn North

Frederick Hooper. Hooper never intended to join the polar party as he was recuited to the Terra Nova as a steward. He was transferred to the shore party and ended up making a significant contribution to the expedition. Hooper lead off with the … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 24 24th November : They shoot horses don’t they

Bernard Day. Day was a young engineer and this was his second expedition to the Antarctic as he had been with Shackleton aboard the Nimrod years earlier. On this trip he oversaw the motor sledges and like many of the survivors of … Continue reading

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