National Geographic : 1936 Jul
©Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition ALL THAT PROJECTS ABOVE THE SURFACE WHEN A BLIZZARD ENGULFS THE "POLAR STAR" ISTHE SNOW-CHOKED ENGINE Here is striking evidence of how the weather defeated the second expedition. Two members take advantage of the hard, smooth surface toski down the steep slope above the camp on Deception Island. It seemed a hopeless task shoveling out the snow from around the plane. First storms, then melting snow on the take-off field, and continually cloudy skies made it impossible to start the transcontinental flight (page 5).