Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Innumerable narrow leads

Clear + calm. Temp. -45°. Ice rafting about us all night.  
    A good march (12m.). First half over innumerable narrow leads + cracks, then heavier ice.
    This march must have put us beyond Nansen's starting point.     

Nansen: Peary was referring to Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian Polar explorer. Nansen made the first journey across Greenland on skis, and later spent three years frozen into the ice of the Polar Sea, drifting northward aboad the Fram, a ship designed specifically for work in the Polar regions.

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