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Fridtjof Nansen, Kristiania, 1889

Fridtjof Nansen, Kristiania, 1889

'Scott of the Antarctic'   Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN. 13th April 1911, (aged 43) standing by his sledge during preparations for the expedition the following year.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott Naval officer and polar explorer, arguably the most pioneering British explorer of The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.He reached the South pole on the 17 January 1912 and died during return journey.

Jarle Andhøy Messi and Samuel were not "Berserk" on its final journey. They went to the South Pole where they planted the Norwegian flag in honor of the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen's expedition. Photo: TV Norway.

Jarle Andhøy Messi and Samuel were not "Berserk" on its final journey. They went to the South Pole where they planted the Norwegian flag in honor of the anniversary of Roald Amundsen's expedition.

Monday, April 30th. Drifting northward. Yesterday observations gave 80° 42′, and to-day 80° 44½′. The wind steady from the south and southeast.  From Farthest North: Being a Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months’ Sleigh Journey, by Dr. Fridtjof Nansen & Lt. Johannsen  +

Yesterday observations gave and to-day The wind steady from the south and southeast. From Farthest North: Being a Record of a Voyage of.

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Winds during the Shackleton Expedition, Antarctica, by Frank Hurley c.1915

Blizzard at Cape Denison, Antarctica Whetter & Close trying to get ice for drinking water from glacier adjacent to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) winter quarters; photo by Frank Hurley, 1912 via: New South Wales State Libary

Fridjof Nansen with camera on sea ice in the Kara Sea, August, 18, 1913. #RogersWinterWhites

Fridjof Nansen with camera on sea ice in the Kara Sea, August,

Illustration for The Terror by Dan Simmons. Fictional account of what happened to The Terror and The Erebus.

Julius von Payer _ "Starvation Cove" _ 1897 one of few paintings ralated with the discovery of the boats of the Franklin expedition

Sir John Franklin’s third Arctic expedition (129 men and two Royal Navy vessels) were last seen in Lancaster Sound in July, 1845.   One of the great efforts of the Victorian era, the largest and most costly search-and-rescue operations in history began in 1848. Hundreds of searchers mapped southern Arctic islands and completed the first voyage through the Northwest Passage.

“This Day in Environmental History: 1845 HMS Erebus, HMS Terror under Franklin set sail on doomed expedition to Arctic”

E.H. Shackleton

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Fridtjof Nansen  1861 – 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Fridtjof Nansen 1861 – was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Fridtjof Nansen, 1885

Roald Amundsen, Exploration, Arctic, Norway, Journey, October, Heroes, Fleece Jackets, The Journey

Bear Island • Sea Sami and Researchers at Bossekop or Bossegohppi in Alta Norway by P. Lauvergne,1838.

Sea Sami and Researchers at Bossekop or Bossegohppi in Alta Norway by P.

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