October 24, 2010

Monday, 24 October 1910


Amundsen had noticed that the workmanship on the sledges was defective, and so Bjaaland rebuilt them -- ten sledges in six weeks -- and made a pair of loose runners for each. These would both guard against wear and be coated with a thin layer of ice in order to slide properly in extreme cold, something that Amundsen and Helmer Hanssen had learned from the Netsilik.

Bjaaland also trued the skis and adjusted bindings, and made sledging boxes for the Primus stoves.

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