atch atkinson

A party of men from the base at Cape Evans, led by ‘Atch’ Atkinson, went on a last-ditch attempt to rescue Campbell’s Northern Party from where they’d been stranded up the coast, despite the rapidly closing season and dangerously unstable sea ice.  'Silas’ Wright, Canadian physicist and glaciologist, had (in Atch’s words) 'come on this trip fully believing that there was every possibility of the party being lost, but had never demurred and never offered a contrary opinion’ – until they’d decided to turn back.