Mertz was as usual wearing leather boots and mountaineering crampons, otherwise progress would have been practically impossible; the finnesko crampons worn by Murphy and myself giving very little foothold.
The sea was close at hand and we realized that, as the wind was directly off shore, a man without crampons was in a dangerous situation.
After six miles these improvised crampons broke up, and the increasing wind got me into difficulties.
In winds of fifty to seventy miles per hour, when with good crampons one had to stagger warily along the ice-foot, the snow petrels and Antarctic petrels were in their element.
To lighten my load for the climb I threw away alpine rope, finnesko crampons, sundry pairs of worn crampons and socks, while I rubbed a composition on the sledge-runners which prevented them from sticking to wet snow.
The blizzard was in full career on January 31 and I spent all day and until late at night trying to make the crampons serviceable, but without success.
With long-spiked Swiss crampons we could hold up very well on the ice.
It sounds simple enough, but, as we had to take off crampons so as not to tread on the tent, our difficulties were enormously increased by having to move about wearing finnesko on a smooth surface in a high wind.
There were no crevasses, only the great drift of snow, so hard that we used our crampons just as though we had been on ice, and as polished as the china sides of a giant cup which it resembled.
In front of us the slope fell for a mile or more down to the ice-cliffs, so wind-swept that we had to wear crampons to walk upon it.
It was so steep that the pony could only be led up and we had to put on crampons to grip the ice.
Had a good run to-day but the ice was very rough and very much crevassed, but with crampons on we made splendid progress.
Taking careful soundings with his ice-axe and using his crampons with almost uncanny certitude, he guided his companions through a moraine and debouched on to a tremendous glacier.
An alpenstock, knapsack, coil of rope worn in saltire, crampons and iron hooks hanging to the belt of an English blouse with broad pleats, completed the accoutrement of this perfect Alpinist.
He had been taught to shoot at a target and a running mark; he had become skilful at climbing with crampons and managing a boat.
He can use his crampons right manfully; will not the Countess soon let me teach him to shoot?
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