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  • Amundsen's diary: Friday, 03 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    the weather closed in Driven in a pea souper all day Brilliant going could not be better Great change from one day to the other Yesterday the skiing was sticky as fish glue We halted after having done 16 nautical miles In so doing we have covered the distance to 82 We saw no sign of the depot but that is only to be expected since the weather absolutely thick

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  • Amundsen's diary: Thursday, 02 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    been extraordinarily heavy and the dogs have struggled hard to move the sledges forward Well now we have a gale from the south force 6 and we have 15 What on earth does this mean We are having a splendid time in the tent The tent is even and flat as a pancake I started wearing snow goggles at 80 The others have not yet started This transcript comes from

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  • Amundsen's diary: Wednesday, 01 November 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    has been rather firmer and better today than yesterday By the way we always take the same time ca 2 hours for 5 nautical miles We now stop every 5th nautical mile to build a cairn When building the second cairn 10 nautical miles we eat 3 4 biscuits That s our lunch It was a little hazy this morning but it soon blew away and became absolutely clear We

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  • Amundsen's diary: Tuesday, 31 October 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    to catch his ski tip in a dog trace with the result that he fell and remained lying across the crevasse A fairly unpleasant situation The dogs had reached the other side and started a dreadful brawl at the edge of the abyss In the meanwhile the sledge was half way into the crevasse and threatened to sink at any moment I was able to stop the dogfight W dragged HH out of his perilous position and by our combined effort we managed to get the sledge out and away from the dangerous neighborhoss The others had crossed a little way off where the snow bridge was stronger Hass also fell right in the middle of a crevasse and came within an ace of ending badly The crevasses are impressive when one lies at the edge and stares down in them A bottomless chasm goes from light blue into the thickest darkness The ugliest formations we have found here are huge holes that could swallow Fram and a lot more besides These holes are covered by a thin wind crust and the little hole that is visible doesn t seem so menacing But if one gets on to such a

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  • Amundsen's diary: Monday, 30 October 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    Have put our sleeping bags out to dry They had become a little damp Bj and I went out to look at our transverse marks These marks were narrow planks from boxes around 2 long and were placed out at the beginning of March 1911 There they stood now at the end of October about ft lower presumably caused by drift snow They were so clear and visible that we could not have passed them without seeing them Have profited by the fine day to take a number of observations and check the compasses We have taken a number of photos The doggies are in splendid form We went past two crevasses yesterday a short time before arriving here There now remain in the depot five cases of meat pem 200 kg net and four cases of fish pem 160 kg net In all 360 kg The depot has been completely rebuilt and is now considerably higher The flag that was planted on it in March is just as good It almost seems not to have been used There cannot have been much strong wind Everybody has filled their cases with dog pemmikan Go on further tomorrow This transcript comes

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  • Amundsen's diary: Sunday, 29 October 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    was big and fat It was cut open the innards taken out and the carcass put in the snow cairn we had built The weather was not of the best kind when we set off Fairly thick and wind from the northerly quarter The going has not been of the best kind today minor sastrugi and loose snow Luckily it cleared gradually and at 1 p m we caught sight

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  • Amundsen's diary: Saturday, 28 October 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    Expedition diary Amundsen s diary Sunday 29 October Sunday 29 October Actually October 28 28 October 1911 Share Brilliant weather Light n ly breeze Cleared up 19 Snow a little looser today No sastrugi Going excellent Dogs healthy All well This transcript comes from Race for the South Pole The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford It appears by courtesy of the author and The Continuum International

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  • Amundsen's diary: Friday, 27 October 1911 | South Pole 1911-2011
    here Home Expedition diary Amundsen s diary Saturday 28 October Saturday 28 October Actually October 27 27 October 1911 Share SE gale with thick drift during the night continuing all day Have been forced to stay put This transcript comes from Race for the South Pole The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford It appears by courtesy of the author and The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

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