"Captain Scott, Bowers, Simpson and [P.O.] Evans leaving for the Western Mountains. Sept 15th 1911," photographed by Ponting. 
Scott's party returned to Cape Evans.
"The objects of our little journey were satisfactorily accomplished," he wrote, "but the greatest source of pleasure to me is to realise that I have such men as Bowers and P.O. Evans for the Southern journey. I do not think that harder men or better sledge travellers ever took the trail. Bowers is a little wonder." 
 Scott Polar Research Institute.
 R.F. Scott, diary, 1 October, 1911, quoted in Scott's Last Expedition, v.1.