March 30, 2011

Thursday, 30 March 1911


Johansen at Framheim, in an undated photograph. [1]

At 10.30 in the morning, the Norwegians set out on their third and final depot-laying run. Amundsen, still suffering from a painful rectal complaint, stayed behind with Lindstrøm.

The day before, Johansen wrote in his diary, "Amundsen said that I am to take charge of the impending trip, as he is not quite well. He gave these instructions in the others' presence. And he did it on purpose, so that the others would abide by it." [2]


[1] Roald Amundsen Bildearkiv, Nasjonalbiblioteket.
[2] Hjalmar Johansen, diary, 4 February 1911, published as Dagbok fra Sydpolen (Skien : Vågemot Miniforlag, 2007), p.7.

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