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Farthest North - Volume 2

Fridtjof Nansen

Book Overview: 

One of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time.
-- National Geographic

"Nansen was the Chuck Yeager of polar exploration."
--The New York Times Book Review

Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram", 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .nd we had rejoicings in honor of the sun, and the 84th degree.

“The next morning three of us went off and fetched the sledges back. Now, when we made for the ship, the dogs dragged much better, and in a short time we should have been on board had it not been for a long lane in the ice which we could see no end to, and which stopped us. Finally we left the sledges and, together with the dogs, managed to cross over on some loose pieces of ice and got on board. Yesterday we twice tried to fetch the sledges, but there had evidently been some movement in the lane, and the new ice was still so thin that we dared not trust it. We have, however, to-day got them on board, and we will now for the last time, it is to be hoped, prepare ourselves for the journey. I will now plan out the journey so as to take the shortest possible time, using [109]light sledges and tearing along as fast as legs and snowshoes will carry us. We shall be none the worse for this delay, provid. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Hello ! Profitant des températures caniculaires, je viens d'effectuer un voyage « Vers le pôle » avec l'écrivain norvégien Fridtjof Nansen (Prix Nobel de la Paix en 1922 - 1861-1930), sur son navire « le Fram ».
En réalité, lui l'a effectué bien plus tôt et moi j'ai lu cette expédition polaire. On fa

Were I shopping to join a polar exploration around 1900, I could have done no better than go with the intrepid Fridtjof Nansen, the Norwegian leader of what strikes me as the most competently led polar journey ever. His Farthest North is the description of his trip, which consisted of five parts.

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DNFing this at a quarter of the way. I was struggling with following it and wanted a structured nonfiction narrative rather than memoir style, oops.... also i couldn't stand to hear about another reindeer dying lmao

"The spirit of mankind will never rest till every spot of these regions has been trodden by the foot of man, till every enigma has been solved."

In a time when a veil of mystery still shrouded the Arctic, when maps were left blank in the northern regions and theories about Arctic continents and warm

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I just finished reading Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer, by Fridtjof Nansen. The book chronicles the 1893-1896 polar expedition of Nansen and his crew aboard the schooner Fram.

I continue to be fascinated by the exploits of men like Nansen and his crew. In pursuit of knowle

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