In his last diary entry, Scott wrote, "Since the 21st we have had a continuous gale from W.S.W. and S.W. We had fuel to make two cups of tea apiece and bare food for two days on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far."
"It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. Scott."
"For God's sake look after our people." 
 R.F. Scott, diary, 29 March, 1912, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.