Cherry-Garrard was worked hard on Scott's expedition, sledging on most of the key journeys through 1911 and 1912. He was a member of the Depot journey in the first Autumn in 1911, with Wilson and Bowers on the Winter Journey and a member of the First Return Party (which supported Scott to the top of the Beardmore Glacier) on the Polar Journey at the end of 1911. He then led the Dog Journey to One Ton Camp in February-March 1912 (hoping to greet the returning Polar Party) and finally a member of the Search Party which found the bodies of Scott, Wilson and Bowers on the Barrier in November 1912.
Cherry-Garrard describes the conditions in the Antarctic, 'The temperature was -66°, and in such temperatures the effect of even the lightest airs is blighting, and immediately freezes any exposed part.' (A.G.B. Cherry-Garrard, The Worst Journey in the World, London, 1994 edition, pp.242-248)