Sketches Of Antarctica – Edward Wilson
Whenever I finish a book about the Arctic (or the Far North in general) or Antarctica, I feel this horrible surge of grief, and I immediately start to look for something to fill the rapidly growing void in my life. I’ll admit it now. I’m addicted. Some people drink. Some people smoke. I read books about cold places. If I don’t have one on the go, well, it’s best to be as far away from me as possible because I get crazy. Anyway. In those brief moments between finishing one book and starting the next I need a fix. So I turn to research, and these are some images I came across which were done by Edward Wilson. He accompanied Scott to the South Pole, and tragically died on the return journey. Hopefully you’ll get as much pleasure out of them as I do.
A sunset from Hut Point. April 2nd 1911
April sunset from Hut Point.
Birdie reading the thermometer.
Cave in the ice barrier at Cape Crozier.
Exercising the ponies.
Great Ice Barrier.