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  • Amundsen's diary: Saturday, 11 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    caught sight of the B range and got a bearing on the northernmost summit of ENE by E Today we found the bearing of the same mountain to be E by N i e only a point difference The distance must be very great The dogs also saw land today They swung round and headed for it but HH managed to get them on to the old course Terrain and going have been the same We have raced in wild career all day We polish off our 20 nautical miles in 5 hours With cairn building 6 hours in all The night is thus long It doesn t seem to strain the dogs They are a little thinner but in better condition than ever All feet have healed Here in the tent we hear some bangs in the ice this evening the first bangs we have heard But they are far away probably near land Took a stroll outside this evening at 9 45 A wonderfully beautiful sight met the eye The land was bathed for us in the loveliest light standing out clear and sharp We could then observe considerably more to the West The most important that we

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  • Amundsen's diary: Friday, 10 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    partly clear Around midday we saw in the telescope high broken land to the S It was miraged up and probably 150 nautical miles away A climb will apparently be unavoidable but we will scarcely meet it before we have reached 86 Bj s three doggies unfortunately did not come back He got a dog from Hassel Bj s eye is better today but he is very careful It is

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  • Amundsen's diary: Thursday, 09 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    Lat Land was visible most of the day It must be a very high mountain range We are probably 100 nautical miles off shore but on certain occasions seem able to see details of the mountain ridges Have done my best to make a sketch of the range A fine piece of work it is not but when one has done what one can one cannot do any better Bj has a touch of snowblindness in his left eye but it is better this afternoon Built our depot during the forenoon It has a quadrilateral form with sides of 2 m and 2 m high Then on top a small dark blue pennant In the pyramid there are supplies for five human beings and 12 animals for four days 24 kg dog pemmican 6 kg human pemmican 2 kg chocolate four bags of milk 800 biscuits and a box of matches W and I made a trip this evening to the last cairn built yesterday 2 nautical miles from here to examine the effect of the storm on it It was still standing but bent right over by the wind We shall give the cairns a new form hereafter Three

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  • Amundsen's diary: Wednesday, 08 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    far as we could see the land ran from this peak which was the N most of the visible land in a SE ly direction After having covered 20 nautical miles to the south today the bearing is exactly the same although the mountain range seems closer and more distinct but that might well be due to the light conditions According to the map this must be the mountain range that Sh saw and has surveyed which ran SE from the Beardmore Glacier The last of the land that we can see towards the S we observed NE by E E by compass S by W true Right in our course south we can see not a trace of land and that promises well for the climb The skiing has been excellent but the surface considerably harder It has assumed a gleaming hard appearance everywhere Quite small sastrugi There is no doubt that it has blown persistently from the S quarter Probably no snowfall It is now absolutely clear as usual with a rather stiff breeze from the S but t is high 13 and everything has the appearance of summer The dogs have kept the same speed today as

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  • Amundsen's diary: Tuesday, 07 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    cairns They are more than a man s height and with a fairly broad front At each whole degree we place a depot for the return journey and with these intermediary cairns we are safe In this way we can drive homewards with almost empty sledges We can see almost no effect on the dogs after the day s run Today we also covered a nautical mile in 15 minutes

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  • Amundsen's diary: Monday, 06 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    the depot at 82 we now have some chocolate six tins of biscuits 13 kg dried milk some pieces of seal steak 20 l of paraffin 10 kg of human pemmican 2 dogs 1 sledge and some equipment Now the journey has begun in earnest At 2 p m we passed Discovery exp s most lat 82 17 and have stopped now at 82 22 The Barrier generally gives the

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  • Amundsen's diary: Sunday, 05 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    tomorrow build snow cairns every third nautical mile and lay a depot every degree for the return journey From the latest calculation it appears that we cannot count on traction further than back to 86 Thereafter we will have to haul ourselves The small packing case slats with blue black pennants which were set up here transversely remain just as high as when they were placed out The pennants show

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  • Amundsen's diary: Saturday, 04 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    mark them so that with careful navigation we can find them again expanses and mark them so that with careful navigation we can find them again We took the depot s bearings and went back to bed again After breakfast we packed up and set off The weather had then closed in again but we had our bearing and after 2 nautical miles march we stood by our southernmost depot Everything was in perfect order The surrounding snowdrift was ca 1 ft high The flag had broken off but that was due to a weak bamboo pole We have spent the day getting the sledges in the same state as they were on leaving Framheim in other words full to the brim We are now fully fitted out for 100 days and everything both men animals and equipment is in the finest condition The doggies are now in a far better state than when we started off All the sore feet have healed and a little of the superfluous obesity has gone W shot Uranus It was worth nothing and ate an unreasonable amount It was fat as a pig The depot here was exactly the right size No dog

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