From Charles Wright’s diary:
“Better surface, peculiarly ridged on soft snow, very much like sea ice when first covered.
“Teddy’s cairns two and a half miles, five and a half miles and eleven miles plus, a bit off course to the west. . .Total for the day thirteen and a quarter miles. Chinaman with 403 lbs pulled well on the better surface. . . .
“Trying to make Chinaman last out four more marches. New routine started. We (the funeral cortege) off at 8 P.M., others at 10 P.M. All stop for lunch. Trying to make thirteen miles per day.”
–On this day Amundsen started his ascent of Axel Heiberg Glacier, through the Transantarctic Mountains