Fridtjof Nansen's matches

September 2009
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Sep2009, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p18
The article reports on the discovery of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen by a party of British explorers, led by Frederick Jackson, based on a remote Arctic archipelago in June 1896. Nansen sailed north aboard his ship, the Fram, to test an idea that the North Pole might not actually be on a landmass and that it might be possible to float over it on the drifting ice. He and his crew ended up spending nine months in a small stone hut before being discovered by Jackson.


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