November 22, 1912: . . .a hurricane last night. . .

–from Frank Wild’s journal, quoted in Leif Mills’ Frank Wild

“22 November.  The wind increased to a hurricane last night, and I was afraid the tent would collapse, so much so that Kennedy and I got all loose gear stowed either in our sleeping bags, or in the hole we are digging our cooking snow from, but it held all right.  The wind moderated a little this morning, but has been blowing a full gale all day. . . .Only one good thing can I think of that this blizzard is doing for us; our lips were all very sore with the sun and wind, and they are healing rapidly now.”


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