May 1914: “Antarctic conditions” in Norway

In May 1914 Shackleton journeyed to Norway, accompanied by Wild and Orde Lees, to test propeller- and crawler-driven motor sledges, and a rehearsal of life in the snow and cold. In a letter home to Emily, Shackleton wrote “I do not sleep very well, and the snow is rather crumply and the sleeping bag too hot yet it is cold with one’s head out so we are between the devil and the deep sea.”

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