Beyond the Mountains of Madness
More than anyone else on the expedition, Winslow is a certifiable genius. Although he is ostensibly studying glaciology, he knows a great deal about the majority of the disciplines represented on the expedition. Unfortunately, his mind works so quickly that many people are unable to keep up with the whipsaw rapidity of his ideas. Winslow appears to be terribly disorganized – papers with scribbles and doodles lie in the snow of his tent or bunk, and must be shoveled aside in order to move around in the small space. This impression of disorganization is misleading – Winslow makes notes only to jog his memory; his ideas remain clear in his mind. He is hard-working and cheerful, although people tend to find his humor a little strange. He also plays poker with ghoulish verve.