Capt. Scott, Simpson, Bowers and Evans leaving for the West Mts.

(l-r) Captain Scott, George Simpson, Edgar Evans and Henry Bowers in harness with a fully laden sledge outside the north-west corner of the expedition hut at Cape Evans. The hut has a build-up of snow around the north side into which skis and ski-poles have been stuck. The trampled snow in the foreground has pony fodder scattered over it.

On this day they set off on an expedition to revisit the Farrer Glacier to check its rate of flow and Western Mountains. It provided Scott with the opportunity to 'bring my sledging impressions up to date (one loses details of technique very easily),...'

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.37
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 15 September 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 117 mm x 168 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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