From Amundsen’s account:
“We debated next morning [November 18] whether it would not be better to take the sledges two by two to begin with; the glacier before us looked quite steep enough to require double teams. It had a rise of 2,000 feet in quite a short distance- – – We crept off; the ascent began at once–good exercise after a quart of chocolate. We did not get on fast, but we won our way. . . .
“It was a magnificent panorama that opened before us. . . .Round about us lay summit after summit on every side. . .
“I went back to the pass to look out over the Barrier for thelast time. The new mountain chain lay there sharp and clear; swe could see how it durned from east up to east-north-east, and finally disappeared in the northeast–as we judged about 84 degrees S. From the look of the sky, it appeared that the chain continued farther.”