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Scott’s last expedition. One hundred years ago to-day.

24 Nov

Scott’s party of sixteen were progressing over the Ross ice barrier. It was snowing a little, but soon bands of blue sky soon broke through. The snow surface was tiring, at each step the men broke through by two or three inches. The first pony was shot providing food for 20 dogs. As planned, Day and Hooper turned for home, their work done. The mood was cautiously optimistic. Scott wrote, ‘I feel we ought to get through now’.