Scotts second last diary entry read:
"Since the 21st we have a continuos gale WSW and SW. We had fuel to makes 2 cups of tea apiece and bare food for two day on the 20th. Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far.