Imagine yourself on a spaceship in another world. A world that for ten million years has been locked away behind ramparts of ice, where escape is blocked in all directions by a cruel, cold ocean. Take all the adjectives in Mr. Roget's thesaurus and you still haven't got it.
For nothing, not even Mr. Roget's best, can convey one's first impression of that vast, mysterious immensity of ice. It is a lesson in humility, an unforgettable reminder of man's mortality, and it is like no other place on earth"
one of the first two women to winter over in Antarctica, 1947-48