June 28, 2011

Wednesday, 28 June 1911


Hauling their sledges up onto the Barrier, Cherry got all of his fingers frostbitten, leaving blisters an inch long, and that night the temperature fell to -47°. His glasses iced up and had to be put away -- "must be sure not to let any inability arising from this get on my nerves," he told himself. [1]


[1] Apsley Cherry-Garrard, diary, 27 June, 1911, quoted by Sara Wheeler in Cherry : a life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard (New York : The Modern Library, c2001), p.110.

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