National Geographic : 1936 Jun
DOGS, TENTS, MEN, AND SLEDGES WERE LANDED BY THIS PLANE ON LOWELL GLACIER, PACKED SMOOTH AND SOFT BYWINTER BLIZZARDS All rocks, ridges, and cracks are completely buried beneath the hard-packed snow. Many flights over the mountainridges inthebackground were made bytheplane to bring supplies from the base at Nares Lake to the camps on the glaciers. Skis on the plane were wide and madeofthree layers ofhard, pliable wood. Toprevent the plane from "stubbing its toes" and turning a somersault when landing, huge rubber bands were attached from thewing tothetipofeach ski.