Friday 3 November [Actually November 02]

Stiff breeze with thick drift. The going has been extraordinarily heavy, and the dogs have struggled hard to move the sledges forward.

Well now we have a gale from the south (force 6) and we have –15°. What on earth does this mean?


We are having a splendid time in the tent. The tent is even and flat as a pancake. I started wearing snow goggles at 80°. The others have not yet started.


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.