1,000 Days in the Ice

Sides, Hampton
January 2009
National Geographic;Jan2009, Vol. 215 Issue 1, p108
The article describes Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's expedition to the Arctic in 1893-1896. His voyage in the ship "Fram," which was designed with a reinforced hull to withstand the pressure of Arctic ice, is retold. The portion of his journey on sleds and kayaks with fellow crewman Hjalmar Johansen in which he reached the latitude 86° 14', and the return journey afterwards, are also described.


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