One hundred years ago today Capt Scott left his hut at Cape Evans for his ill-fated trip to the South Pole. The ponies had left the previous day on 31 October. The Southern Party finished their mail, leaving it in a packing case before departing Cape Evans at 11am. Each person was allowed 20lbs of personal gear – Bowes was the last to leave. From Griffin Taylors diary “I ran to the end of the Cape and watched the little cavalcade – already well strung out – rapidly fade into the lonely white waste to southward”.