"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." 
Temperatures were climbing slowly up to the minus-twenties.
 Roald Amundsen Bildearkiv, Nasjonalbiblioteket.
 Olav Bjaaland, diary, 6 October, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.414.