August 31, 1912: Wild on the Trail in Queen Mary Land

–from Frank Wild’s field diary published in “Frank Wild” by Lief Mills–

“31 August.  11 miles 1730 yards.  We had a lot of digging before we could get away this morning, but started at 8.40.  A beautiful day, temperature from -12 to -15 degrees.  We passed number two island [Henderson Island] in the forenoon and when we rose the slope on the south east side of it saw a nunatak on our right towards the land, another one way ahead, four definite outcrops of rock in the mainland and another ice covered island to the north east.  We had about a mile of crevassed country to cross after lunch, but they were all well bridged.”

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