The Voyage of the 'Discovery'

The Voyage of the 'Discovery'

by Robert Falcon Scott
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The Voyage of the 'Discovery' by Robert Falcon Scott

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CHAPTER XVII COMMENCEMENT OF OUR SECOND SLEDGING SEASON Parties Starting—Away to New Harbour—We Find a Good Road, Establish a Depot, and Return—Sledging in Record Temperatures—Experiences in Different Directions—Emperor Penguin Chicks—Eclipse of the Sun—A Great Capture—Preparing for the Western Journey—Ascending Ferrar Glacier—Our Sledges Break Down - Forced to Return—Some Good Marching—Fresh Start—More Troubles with the Sledges—A Heavy Loss—Wind from the Summit—The Upper Glacier—A Week in Camp —We Break Away and Reach the Summit—Hard Conditions—Party Divided—Eight Days Onward—An Awe-inspiring Plain—We Turn as the Month Ends. Where the great sun begins his state Robed in flames and amber light.—Milton. Path of advance ! but it leads A long steep journey through sunk Gorges, o'er mountains in snow.— M. ARNOLD. When the great sun had begun his state in 1903 we were all, as I have said, eager to be off on our travels once more. Royds and Wilson were the first to get away, on September 7 ; they had with them four men—Cross, Whitfield, Williamson, and Blissett; their mission lay on the old track to Cape Crozier, and the object of going thus early was to catch those mysterious Emperor penguins before they should have hatched out their young. Barne and his party were timed to start some days1903] AWAY TO NEW HARBOUR 205 later, with the idea of laying out a depot beyond the White Island, in preparation for the longer journey to come. On the 9th I got away with my own party, which included Mr. Skelton, Mr. Dailey, Evans, Lashly, and Handsley. Our object was to find a new road to the Ferrar Glacier, and on it to place a depot ready for a greater effort over the ice-cap. I pause a moment to recall to the reader the position of affairs in this region. The Fer...

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BN ID: 2940025903871
Publisher: C. Scribner's Sons
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