Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Paying more attention

Am reading Nansen over again and find it just as interesting as at first, perhaps even more so as I am paying more attention to details of the expedition. Their life on the Fram was certainly a monotonous one, “erererable” Nansen calls it. Basing calculations on their progress of the first five months it would take them eight years to drift across the pole, a but discouraging to an expedition provisioned for five years.
    George, the Doctor and the Captain received their instructions today for the next moon. George will go inland with Panik-pah and Ooblooyah toward Lake Hazen for deer; the Doctor to Clements Markham Inlet, the Captain to the Greenland side for musk-oxen. Will probably leave Thursday.

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