Scott's last expedition ... by Robert Falcon Scott

Scott's last expedition ...

byRobert Falcon Scott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX THE LAST MARCH" Sunday, February 18.--R.32. Temp. - 5-5°. At Shambles Camp. We gave ourselves 5 hours' sleep at the lower glacier depot after the horrible night, and came on at about 3 to-day to this camp, coming fairly easily over the divide. Here with plenty of horsemeat we have had a fine supper, to be followed by others such, and so continue a more plentiful era if we can keep good marches up. New life seems to come with greater food almost immediately, but I am anxious about the Barrier surfaces. Monday, February 19.--Lunch T. - 16°. It was late (past noon) before we got away to-day, as I gave nearly 8 hours sleep, and much camp work was done shifting sledges * and fitting up new one with mast, &c, packing horsemeat and personal effects. The surface was every bit as bad as I expected, the sun shining brightly on it and its covering of soft loose sandy snow. We have come out about 2' on the old tracks. Perhaps lucky to have a fine day for this and our camp work, but we shall want wind or change of sliding conditions to do anything on such a surface as we have got. I fear there will not be much change for the next 3 or 4 days. R. 33. Temp. - 17°. We have struggled out 46 miles in a short day over a really terrible surface--it has been like pulling over desert sand, not the least glide in the world. If this goes on we shall have a bad time, but I sincerely trust it is only the result of this windless area close to the coast and that, as we are making steadily outwards, we shall shortly escape it. It is perhaps premature to be anxious about covering distance. In all other respects things are improving. We have our sleepingbags spread on the sledge and they are drying, but, above all, we have our full measure of food again. To-night we had a * Sledges were ...

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Title:Scott's last expedition ...Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:August 8, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217045146

ISBN - 13:9780217045148

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