September 6, 2011

Wednesday, 6 September 1911


Amundsen was now turning out every morning at four o'clock to check the weather. For three days straight, it was at fifty below -- and then, on Tuesday and Wednesday, in the minus-twenties. "Without doubt, it is spring arriving." [1]


[1] Roald Amundsen, diary, 7 September, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.406.

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