Wilson was much more impressed with the dogs than Scott had been a few days earlier. "Dog-driving like this," Wilson wrote later, "is a very different thing to the beastly dog-driving we perpetrated in the Discovery days. I got to love all my team and they all got to know me well, and my old leader even now (I am writing this six months after I have had anything to do with any of them) never fails to come and speak to me, and he knows me and my voice ever so far off." 
The first depot, about eighteen miles onto the Barrier at 77.55°, was named Safety Camp for its distance from the edge of the ice and the possibility of calving.
Here, Scott "held a council of war ... I unfolded my plan, which is to go forward with five weeks' food for men and animals: to depôt a fortnight's supply after twelve or thirteen days and return here." 
Taylor's First Western Geological Party established their base near the Ferrar Glacier (where they found a depot from the Nimrod Expedition) and began their survey of the nearby glaciers and the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
 E.A. Wilson, [date not given], quoted by David Crane in Scott of the Antarctic (New York : Knopf, c2005), p.415.
 R.F. Scott, diary, 30 January, 1911, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.