There on the top of a little ridge, fifty or sixty yards above the ice-foot, was plainly outlined the figure of a man.
They were in groups all along the ice-foot in the lee of rocks and icy pinnacles.
He came out along the ice-foot to meet me, and something in his face told me he had bad news even before he spoke.
From this ice-foot a snow-slope rose to the top of the barrier.
A long steel-shod sledge was then dragged from the Hut and used to bridge the interval between the ice-foot and the floe.
Madigan, who was in charge of the whale-boat, kept it moored in the boat-harbour under shelter of the ice-foot.
We had to fetch ice for our water from some stranded floes on the ice-foot, and this we did in a little sledge.
On the northern faces of the ridges, fronting the ice-foot, large, yellowish patches mark the sites of penguin rookeries.
This brought us alongside the ice-foot, from which Campbell got a shot at it half a minute later, and wounded it in the neck.
The latter, after several narrow escapes, took refuge on an ice-foot projecting from the edge of the floe.