Official Report of the Voyage of the Discovery sent by Reuters

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4 Lyttelton Special 
Commander Scott, Dr. Wilson, Assistant Surgeon and Lieut 
Shackleton travelled 94 miles to the south reaching land in lat 
80[degrees]17 south, longitude 163 west, and establishing a world's 
record for the farthest point south. The journey was accomplished 
in most trying conditions. The dogs all died and the three men 
had to drag the sledges back to the ship. Lieutenant Shackleton 
almost dies from exposure, but is now quite recovered. The party 
found that ranges of high mountains continue through Victoria 
Land. At the meridian of 160[degree], foothills much resembling the 
Admiralty Range were discovered. 
The ice barrier is presumably afloat. It continues horizontal 
and is slowly fed from the land ice. Mountains ten or twelve 
thousand feet high were seen in latitude 82 south, the coast line 

continuing at least as far as 83[degree] 20 nearly due south. A party 
ascending a glacier on the mainland found a new range of mountains. 
At a height of 9,000 feet a level plain was reached unbroken to 
the west as far as the horizon. 
The scientific work of the expedition includes a rich <s>collect<\s> 
collection of marine fauna of which a large proportion are new 
species. Sea and magnetic observations were taken as well as 
seismographic records and pendulum observations. A large collection 
of skins and skeletons of southern seals and seabirds has been 
made. A number of excellent photographs have been taken and 
careful meteorological observations were secured. Extensive 
quartz and grit accumulations were found horizontally bedded in 
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Official Report of the Voyage of the Discovery sent by Reuters, 1903. From The Royal Society, MS/547/7/19



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