October 22, 2011

Sunday, 22 October 1911


The Norwegians ran into a fog so thick that, Amundsen wrote, they could not see their hands in front of their faces, but with the help of the flags struck the depot at 80° easily, at half past one in the afternoon. "It was a brilliant test. A single point on this vast plain found with sledgemeter and compass." [1]


[1] Roald Amundsen, diary, 23 October, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in The Amundsen Photographs (London : Hodder & Stoughton, c1987), p.118.

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