"Amundsen’s team all kept their noses even though they report that their time was a good deal taken up by repeatedly thawing them out"

AVN's face whose nose is starting to look a little battered
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The exact entry in Amundsen’s diary is as follows: 

Our time was a good deal taken up by thawing noses and cheeks as they froze – not that we stopped; we had no time for that. We simply took off a mit, and laid the warm hand on the frozen spot as we went; when we thought we had restored sensation, we put the hand back into the mit. By this time it would want warming. One does not keep one’s hands bare for long with the thermometer several degrees below zero and a storm blowing.