September 14, 1911:
“The 14th was cool–the temperature remained at -68.8 degrees F. Fortunately it was clear, so that we could see where we were going. We had not gone far before a bright projection appeared on the level surface. Out with the glasses–the depot! There it lay, right in our course. . . .
Wistig undertook the far from pleasant task of getting us a cup of warm milk at -68.8 degrees. He put the Primus behind one of the cases of provisions, and set it going; strangely enough, the parafffin was still liquid in the vessel, but this was no doubt because it had been well protected in the case. A cup of Horlick’s Malted Milk tasted better that day than the last time I had tried it–in a restaurant in Chicago.”