Late March, 1912: At Cape Denison (Mawson’s base in Adelie Land) a new sport is invented

“Before the are of “hurricane-walking” was learnt, and in the primitive days of ice-nails and finnesko, progression in high winds degenerated into crawling on hands and knees.  Many of the more conservative persisted in this method, and, as a compensation, became the first exponents of “board-sliding.”   A small piece of board, a wide ice-flat, and a hurricane were the essentials for this new sport.”

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