With Nansen in the North; A Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96

With Nansen in the North; A Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...for us to venture across over the stiffened mass, formed of pieces of ice and slush. We pushed on all we could, and were a good deal fagged when we encamped. I woke the night before and felt cold; a fresh wind had blown one side of the tent down on to my face. Of late we had not closed the flap of our sleeping-bag, as we felt sufficiently warm otherwise. But the wind had now changed, and was blowing hard from the north, which was in our favour. We were now in 84 30' north latitude and 66 I7' east longitude. We must have drifted a good deal to the north and west on account of the south-easterly wind we had of late. The temperature was 1 above zero. Our next day's march lasted from five o'clock in the morning till nearly nine o'clock the following morning, the 7th of May. We had, of course, a good many ridges over which to struggle; but there were extensive plains of flat ice now and then, and we made good progress. The next day the wind, which had been blowing from the north-east all the time, increased steadily, and in the course of the afternoon it became so intolerable, when the snow began falling, that we had to pull up and encamp before we had intended doing 'so. When we had been marching along for about five hours over uneven ice, "Flint," the dog which was to be killed in the evening, tore himself loose and ran off. When once he got away he was a difficult fellow to catch again. He was a strong but lazy and useless animal, and did not mind a thrashing in the least. He was always cross and angry with the other dogs. When we camped in the evening, he put in an appearance to get his portion of dogs' flesh; but he must have been terribly disappointed, for he had to accompany me behind a hummock...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688633X
  • 9781236886330