Of Course the Elements Are Going to Be Troublesome

Still unloading the expedition's stores from the Terra Nova on 7 January 1911. This was grueling work done well: "We have done splendidly. Tonight all the provisions except some in bottles are ashore . . ." (Journals, p. 77, Carrol & Graf [1996]). This involved hundreds of tons of supplies sledged - by pony teams, dog teams, man-haul, and mechanical sledges - across an aggregate of hundreds of miles. From ship to shore and back again. An exceptional training regimen for the depot-laying run Scott planned to lead ahead of the Antarctic winter.