Hut Point in January 2007. The Royal Society Range can be seen in the background. The cross is a memorial to Seaman George Vince, who was killed falling from a cliff during Scott's Discovery Expedition, the first recorded death in McMurdo Sound. 
The depot party arrived at Hut Point early in the morning. "Found the hut in comparative order and slept there," Scott noted wearily in his diary. 
In the past few days, temperatures had dropped to 30-40 degrees C of frost. "16 1/2 miles covered today," Johansen recorded with disappointment, "the last part of the way terribly slowly. The poor dogs had to be whipped on." 
 R.F. Scott, diary, 5 March, 1911, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.
 Hjalmar Johansen, diary, 6 March, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.352.