Thursday 26 October [Actually October 25]

N’ly breeze. Clear. Wonderful for travelling.

First we got everything in order. Gathered all seal meat in one place. It is the flesh of 4 big seals. Collected all the pieces of blubber which lay strewn around, and put the finishing touches to the depot.

At 9 a.m. we got going. The dogs were completely wild. Covered the stage, 15 nautical miles by 1 p.m. Pure luxury. Lovely weather. On this stretch, the Barrier has been absolutely even. Wonderful skiing.

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.