Doctor Meyer requests Professor Morre bring a group with him to open a new location – one of Lake’s hangers. Meyer says that the unbroken canvas should mean that the space below is untouched. Lucinda and George get to work slowly and carefully uncovering the hanger with the help of others. Eventually they break through into the frozen shelter below.
Inside there is the unmistakable signs of dog dismemberment. The main bodies of the dogs have already been found, but here are many of the bits – bones, tendons, brains – neatly arranged. An outline of salted ice around where each dog had been – presumably used by the rescue team to free the bodies. Nine more rings of salted ice are found – each human sized.
Meyer takes Moore away to discuss what has been found, while it is still being excavated.
Moore then stays in his tent reading for a long while.
Meanwhile, work at the dig continues and the LEX team take their aircraft up. When they return Acacia concludes some business with Meyer.
Moore requests that the explorers (George, Lucinda, Eric, Asmund, Archie and Cissy) meet him in the supply tent. There he tells that he has been told something fantastic and want their opinion. He gives them the Dyer Text to read.
Moore calls them together again at 5pm to get their thoughts. It also becomes known that Meyer has made a deal with Acacia to take some members of his team into the mountains on her plane. The BFE Junkers cannot fly high enough.
There is a long discussion on what to do. Asmund thinks that it is very dangerous, Moore wants to get into the mountains to discover if the Dyer Text is true. Cissy will tell Acacia what they know about the Dyer Text. At the end, it is decided to fly into the mountains and see what is there.