Newly Discovered Antarctic Diary Reveals Horrors of Infamous Expedition

Newly Discovered Antarctic Diary Reveals Horrors of Infamous Expedition

Antarctica is a wild and mysterious continent, a place to remind us that awesome is not the synonym of the understated nice but is instead closer to the overwhelming, the tremendous. Known for its famous Midnight Sun—the continent’s season of uninterrupted sunlight—the landscape is just as often submerged in months of darkness. While many envision Antarctica as a flat, featureless expanse, the opaque snowdrift at the bottom of the globe, this is an inaccurate picture. Antarctica is home to a collection of what could just as easily be natural wonders or horrors—Deep Lake, so salty it never freezes, and the McMurdo Dry Valleys, where the wind …