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Scott's Last Expedition

Wednesday, August 30th 1911

Fine bright day. The thread of the balloon sent up to-day broke very short off through some fault in the cage holding the bobbin. By good luck the instrument was found in the North Bay, and held a record.

This is the fifth record showing a constant inversion of temperature for a few hundred feet and then a gradual fall, so that the temperature of the surface is not reached again for 2000 or 3000 feet. The establishment of this fact repays much of the trouble caused by the ascents.

Mr Cherry-Garrard working on the “South Polar Times”. August 30th 1911
“Mr Cherry-Garrard working on the “South Polar Times”. August 30th 1911”

Petty Officer Evans, Forde, and Crean putting a sledge together. August 30th 1911
“Petty Officer Evans, Forde, and Crean putting a sledge together. August 30th 1911”

Clissold the Cook at the stove. August 30th 1911
“Clissold the Cook at the stove. August 30th 1911”

Clissold the Cook at the stove. August 30th 1911
“Clissold the Cook at the stove. August 30th 1911”

Capt Oates at the stable door Winterquarters Hut. August 30th 1911
“Capt Oates at the stable door Winterquarters Hut. August 30th 1911”

Capt Oates at the stable door Winterquarters Hut. August 30th 1911
“Capt Oates at the stable door Winterquarters Hut. August 30th 1911”

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