Despatches from Derbyshire Ice Field (3)

0645 GMT  07/12/10

Successful expedition.  Grytviken basking in balmy zero.   Back on shelf at minus 14, well stocked with lamp oil, whalemeat, blubber, pickled cabbage and two bottles of aquavit!!  Freezing fog.  When we speak outside, the words stay in the air and hang around the tent.  Voice message from Oates there last night.  Unrepeatable, poor chap! 

Capt.RF (Keep Dancing) Scott RN.