Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scott 100 Day 85 24th January 1912 : Depot Crisis

Depot Crisis. Huntford regards Scott’s method of finding his depots as poor and comments that ‘finding each depot now became a crisis, because there were none of Amundsen’s ingenious transverse markings, but merely a single inadequate flag’. Scott’s system had worked for … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 84 23rd January 1912 : Time Bomb

Time Bomb. Fiennes refers to this time in the journey home with the pole less than a week behind them as a moment in which Scott had two ‘time bombs ticking’. He is referring to Evan’s and Oates. But Fiennes adds more valuable information … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 83 22nd January 1912 : As fast as the dogs

As fast as the dogs. Finding their way back home was not going to be easy. The cairns were difficult to spot and snow had blown over their tracks. The system of navigation they used required sightings to be taken and … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 82 21st January 1912 : Calories Per Man

Calories Per Man. Teddy Evans, Crean and Lashly are just getting to the bottom of the Beardmore on this day. Lashly did not have his diary published but offered it to Cherry-Garrard who incorporated it into his book. Lashly reports, that Evan’s has bad … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 81 January 20th 1912 : On The Ice Today

On The Ice Today. At this time the dogs with Mears and Dimitri have made it back to camp (Jan 4th) but the returning party of Cherry-Garrard, Keohane, Wright and Atkinson are still making their way back and will be at base camp … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 80 19th January 1912 : Not just a month – A lifetime

A Lifetime. Fiennes studied the diaries of the Norwegians returning from the pole and they report a difference in terms of rations, health and weather. They are well provisioned and have fresh meat when they eat one of their dogs and they also note … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 79 January 18th 1912 : The Norwegian Tent and That Photograph

The Norwegian Tent. The finding of the tent, equipment and letters gave the British team every indication of what a well organised and professional group the Norwegians were. They take pictures and the most famous shows 5 men whose tired, … Continue reading

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