From Charles Wright’s diary–
“Up 1000 ft. in day. Lunch seven miles, total twelve and a quarter miles. Snowing slightly all day–narrow armed feathery crystals 1/8” in diameter.
“In P.M. crevasses up 3 ft. [wide, trending] S 50 [degrees] W, then S-N for rest of day, snow bridged.
“Went all day helter-skelter over, under, in, and through crevasses. Scott set a hot pace. May I never again be the only long-legged one in such a team. All did their best but I am damn sure I had to provide the extra speed. Slipping all over on the thumb print ice even with crampons. Nobody ever down [a crevasse] the full length of harness, but legs, etc. in every few yards.”