Skipping the spread that briefly goes over a French expedition and the exploits of 2 mad Americans, the Ward-Thompson expedition had its fair share of aventures, starting with the fact that as they carried planks and empty fuel tins to build a raft 2 km in, they had to carry their lights between their teeth.
After many more mishaps, they collapsed on a beach of white sand that looked as though it was the home of the devil, as big drops falling from the ceiling had left very odd "hoof" marks in the sand. This was followed by crawling over very painful ground in a long corridor they appropriately named Purgatory...
I went a little abstract with the backgrounds here to keep the comical effect prominent
That quote under the first scene is a comment made by Bliss (grandson of the one from the first expedition): "It's a good thing we can't see. We'd never dare do this if we could see what we were doing."