The surface was atrocious


“Today, driving the dog team and hauling the boats for dear life across the Weddell Sea pack ice… We had a strenuous time getting through hummocks and filling in small leads. We covered 2 1/2 miles, but the surface was atrocious. The dogs did excellent work. Continuous wet feet for all. Temperature, plus 34°. We spied out a track this evening for two miles ahead for the morrow’s march. Wind favourable, and hauling the boats was assisted by hoisting our sails. Seal secured.”

— Frank Hurley

About Ernest Shackleton

Polar Explorer. Leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.
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