|A camp on the Barrier. Note the snow walls erected to protect the ponies from the wind. Scott and his men understood the meteorology of the Barrier, and counted on the prevailing wind from the south to fill sails that they mounted on their sledges on the return journey from the Pole. But when temperatures are very cold on the Barrier, winds are light. The unusual cold snap they encountered also foiled their plan to "put this wind behind our backs and streak for home" (Bowers diary).
Photographer unknown. Scott Album, number 11447, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.