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Scott 100 Day 92 31st January 1912 : Bowers picks up his skis

Skis. They arrived at the depot picked up food and Bowers located his skis. They are now 180 miles away from the pole and in the next few days they would start their descent through the chaos of the Beardmore. They may be … 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 78 January 17th 1912 : Very Different Circumstances

Very Different Circumstances. It was so cold on this the hardest of days, that Oates, Evans and Bowers all had frostbitten noses and cheeks. Evan’s hand is now getting much worse and they are all feeling the cold. Wilson, who … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 77 16th January 1912 : The Worst Has Happened

The Worst Has Happened. Today they are 15 miles from the pole and see the first signs of the Norwegians, they have reached the pole and Scott and his men must now suffer such great disappointment. Edward Wilson made one simple entry in … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 74 13th January 1912 : Hope of being more worthy

Being more worthy. Many authors have reported on Scott’s failings, his temper, isolation and depressive moods. But Scott was insightful enough to recognise these himself. In the biography by Fiennes an extract from an earlier journal recalls Scott’s thoughts on his … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 73 12th January 1912 : Cold

Cold. Scott is reporting that the men are feeling cold and yet the temperature has increased ? Feeling the cold may be another sign that they are not well nourished and have pushed their bodies to the extreme. Scott’s Journal 12th … Continue reading

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Scott 100 Day 70 9th January 1912 : RECORD

RECORD. In Scotts journal the day they passed the furthest south of Shackleton was noted as ‘RECORD’, a walk that in Scotts’s original notes he referred to as ‘exaggerated’. Scott cast doubt onto the accuracy of Shackleton’s navigation on more than … Continue reading

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