January 11, 2011

Wednesday, 11 January 1911


Cherry asked Wilson what would happen if Scott did not reach the Pole. "We shall probably stop here [another year] and have a 2nd go at it -- 'with fewer ponies and dogs, but more experience,' as Bill said. Two good failures and we could be forgiven for not succeeding.... [I] wonder where the Fram is: they are supposed to have 140 dogs and 10 dog drivers on board: Meares says that if they were here now he believes they could go straight to the Pole." [1]


[1] Apsley Cherry-Garrard, diary, 11 January 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.334.

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