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.