First Words

In the short polar summer of 1911-1912, five Britons and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the world. Only the Norwegians returned.

— First words from the book I’m currently reading:

Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott’s Antarctic Quest by Sir Ranulph Fiennes (Ralph’s cousin)

2 thoughts on “First Words

  1. I was just reading about the cold at the pole in a book called “It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes,” by Jerry Dennis and Glenn Wolff. The coldest temperature ever recorded on earth was in Antarctica: minus 127 degrees F. Explorers have written that it’s so cold their fillings have popped out and their teeth have split into pieces.

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