October 5, 2011

Thursday, 5 October 1911


Spring at Framheim, probably 1911. [1]

"The Chief is in a miserable humour," Bjaaland wrote. "But it isn't my fault. He can thank his wanderlust for that. Anyway, I think of the Pole just as much as he. God knows if I will ever get there." [2]

Temperatures were climbing slowly up to the minus-twenties.


[1] Roald Amundsen Bildearkiv, Nasjonalbiblioteket.
[2] Olav Bjaaland, diary, 6 October, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.414.

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