Despatches from Derbyshire Ice Field (2)


0610 GMT  04/12/10


Minus 15 with precipitation!  Visibility 200 yards.  Ice! 

Transport held fast.  Frost forming on rigging. 

Troops down in mouth.  Fog freezing on beards!   Try to encourage.  ‘Chin up!’  But supplies low.  Half rations. Last banana.  No brandy.  Fear mutiny.

 If no improvement, will try dash to base camp tomorrow


Scott, i/c expedition.