skip to primary navigation skip to content
 

 

Scott's Last Expedition

Wednesday, February 29th 1912

Lunch. Cold night. Minimum Temp. -37.5°; -30° with north-west wind, force 4, when we got up. Frightfully cold starting; luckily Bowers and Oates in their last new finnesko; keeping my old ones for present. Expected awful march and for first hour got it. Then things improved and we camped after 5 1/2 hours marching close to lunch camp—22 1/2. Next camp is our depot and it is exactly 13 miles. It ought not to take more than 1 1/2 days; we pray for another fine one. The oil will just about spin out in that event, and we arrive 3 clear days’ food in hand. The increase of ration has had an enormously beneficial result. Mountains now looking small. Wind still very light from west—cannot understand this wind.

2 Responses to “Wednesday, February 29th 1912”

  1. Walter Bloom says:

    29th February 1912 was actually a Thursday, not a Wednesday.

  2. Petra Müller says:

    Scott seems to have mixed up the days of the week since mid February when he writes “Monday, February 19” and next day “Monday, February 20”.

Leave a Reply