Wednesday 25 October [Actually October 24]

Spent the day at rest. Dogs bursting with health. Tomorrow we go on further south.

This time we have brought to the depot 200 kg dog pemmican +30 l. paraffin (130°) + 2 tins of biscuits + 3 alpine ropes + 3 complete units of food for 100 days. We have taken from the depot: 1 case of paraffin (150°) + 5 seals + 15 kg filets + 1 case of dog pemmican + 8 packets of chocolate.

This transcript comes from “Race for the South Pole - The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen” by Roland Huntford. It appears by courtesy of the author and The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.