Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

A wild day

A wild day. Strong N. N.E. (true) wind, increasing to a gale. Temp. -18° to -22°.
    All upward leads greatly widened + new ones formed. One north of 88th at least a mile wide.
    All covered with practicable young ice.
    Last half of march ice raftering under + all about us under pressure of the gale. Dogs scudding(?) before it most of the time on the gallop.
    15 hours. Captain's igloo 12.30 a.m. at the 10th. Would have been impossible to travel except before the gale + following a trail.
    Ice going south with us. There has been no lateral movement yet.      

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