September 28, 2011

Thursday, 28 September 1911


"Captain Scott, Bowers, Simpson and [P.O.] Evans leaving for the Western Mountains. Sept 15th 1911," photographed by Ponting. [1]

Scott's party returned to Cape Evans.

"The objects of our little journey were satisfactorily accomplished," he wrote, "but the greatest source of pleasure to me is to realise that I have such men as Bowers and P.O. Evans for the Southern journey. I do not think that harder men or better sledge travellers ever took the trail. Bowers is a little wonder." [2]


[1] Scott Polar Research Institute.
[2] R.F. Scott, diary, 1 October, 1911, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.

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