Archie and Patrick take the Belle back over the mountains to collect Moore, Lexington and the rest of the expedition.
After landing and being signalled, they meet up with the remaining members. Archie stays by the plane with his shotgun ready. He sees Elder Things swoop in above the building that houses the group with some device. Patrick finds the group in the building in a bad way. Moore cannot walk (due to earthquake injuries and frostbite), Halperin is still a madman – struggling at his bonds, Meyer squats in the corner mumbling, but with Lexington, Priestly and DeWitt helping, they get the group moving towards the plane.
DeWitt shouts from outside – “They’re coming, four of them, get you guns ready”. A sound begins inside, a low hum from the stone walls. The the building starts to throb and tremble. Meyer screams and runs out the door. Patrick shouts, “Let’s go”, as part of the back wall starts to collapse.
Everyone runs. Patrick pulls Moore on a sled, with Lexington and DeWitt running next to him with rifles. Priestly drags Halperin.
Outside a pair of Elder Things swoop down on Meyer and he is taken into the air. Archie shoots, but at that range he is just making a noise. Everyone runs for the plane. There is a loud crashing noise and many high pitched trills from behind, Patrick shouts “Don’t look back”.
Archie watches the enormous Shoggoth emerge from the tower that was so recently their refuge and he freezes in shock. It pours towards the runners, shrieking as it leaves a trail of itself stuck to the ice. Helperin hits Priestly and escapes, his random path takes him towards the thing and it engulfs him. At the same time the remaining Elder Things attack. Lexington, DeWitt and Patrick badly injure one of the Things and they flap off. Priestly had turned towards the Shoggoth as Halperin left him, he screamed in rage as it took Helperin and ran towards it shooting. The shoggoth engulfed him too.
At the plane everyone bundled on, and DeWitt quickly got it in the air as Archie was in no state to fly. The return journey was uneventful.
When they got back to Lake’s Camp, some Junkers from the BFE had arrived with supplies and journalists. The Weddell has arrived at the Ross Sea camp and will be returning with fuel and supplies too. Radio communications have been restored.
Over the next few days, all the planes make several trips to the Ross Sea camp, returning men, equipment and the exhumed bodies of Professor Lake and his men. Soon the Gabrielle and the Tallahassee cast off and set sail Northward. The expeditions at an end.