National Geographic : 1936 Jul
MY FLIGHT ACROSS ANTARCTICA © Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition SNOWED IN BY AN ANTARCTIC BLIZZARD No sooner had the flyers pitched their tent than a blizzard broke upon them. For three days they lay in their sleeping bags while the air temperature was 5 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. A 45-mile gale threatened to carry away the tent, but the pegs, frozen firmly in the snow, held. Dur ing the flight across the plateau the Polar Star made four landings. This was at the third camp. © Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition AVIATION'S VERSION OF THE HOT WATER BOTTLE The canvas warming hood, in place under the nose of the plane, was used for 45 minutes before each start to limber up the Polar Star's stiff "muscles." A fire pot was placed under the canvas. This photograph, also at the third camp, shows the snow shoveled from in front of the plane.