"Drove off at 9 a.m.," Bjaaland wrote. "Dogs as if possessed, careered off like madmen. Going good and terrain flat and fine. Distance 15.6 miles from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m."  They were leaving the depot at 80°, six hundred miles from the Pole.
"The dogs were absolutely wild," wrote Amundsen. "We did our distance, 15 nautical miles, by 12 noon. Made camp. Wonderful weather. The Barrier was completely even over this stretch. The going was splendid." 
 Olav Bjaaland, diary, 26 October, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in Scott and Amundsen (New York : Putnam, 1980, c1979), p.429.
 Roald Amundsen, diary, 26 October, 1911, quoted by Roland Huntford in The Amundsen Photographs (London : Hodder & Stoughton, c1987), p.119.