National Geographic : 1976 Dec
BRIDGE OF SAPLINGS, carried from our base camp, takes us safely over the cre vasse in which the New Zealand climber was killed (left). Later and far above, our Whillans Box (right)-"home" for the last six nights-sits on a ledge we spent hours chopping out of the ice. Pi tons anchor the sturdy, aluminum framed shelter to the wall. It's a lot of extra trouble, but it beats sleep ing in the open, exposed to a 60 mile-an-hour wind, as we were forced to do earlier (below).Times like these make you wonder what you're doing here.