National Geographic : 1965 Jul
Cavern carved in the glacier served as combina tion parlor-kitchen-dining room at High Camp. Two climbers slept in the 8-by-14 -foot cave. After shoveling out the hard-packed drifts, as George Senner does below, the men covered the open trench with snow blocks, igloo-fashion, and draped a tarpaulin over the entrance. Circle of sticks at left of the tents marks the cave's roof, to prevent strollers from dropping in unexpectedly. Dug in on the roof of the Yukon, the expedition lies cut off from the world. Nearest civilization: Yakutat, an Alas kan village 60 miles away. "Senate Chamber," climbers dubbed the snow cave. Senner (left) helps Dee Mole - naar make a Society flag to plant on the summit, stitching strips from a brown duffel bag (earth), green shirt lining (sea), and blue nylon tent sacking (sky). Chef Whittaker prepares a dinner of freeze-dried crabmeat, chicken stew, and strawberries. Senator Kennedy reclines on his sleeping bag. Canadian James Craig (left) lent the expedition an inter national flavor. "Members Only" echoes signs on elevators in the Capitol in Wash ington, D. C. Three gas stoves, plus body heat, fight back the cold.