Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

No sleep last night

Still perfect weather. Calm + not a cloud, but we are off the track + off the schedule.
    I anticipated trouble in this march across the region of the big lead + found it.
    Captain lost trail at most northerly lead + did not find it again. We had much trouble in crossing the southerly lead.
    Camped at Captain's igloo after 20 hour march.
    Dogs utterly lifeless. Hard march for me. No sleep last night, most uncomfortable march of trip. The igloo cold, my clothes wet, my jaw + head throbbing + burning. Knocked the thing out finally with quinine + "Analgesic".  We are coming down upon the coast west of Columbia the ice having gone that way north of the big lead.        


« Back | Northward Journal Home | Acknowledgements | Terms and conditions