"Amundsen was fortunate to have approached the glacier from the particular point he did."

Amundsen writes:

It looked fearfully broken and disturbed, but we could follow a little connected line among the many crevasses; we saw that we could go a long way, but we also saw that the glacier forbade us to use it in its full extent… But we could see that there was an unbroken ledge up the side of the mountain; Don Pedro would help us out. On the north side along the Nansen mountain there was nothing but chaos, perfectly impossible to get through.