The First Crossing of Greenland
The Daring Expedition That Launched Artic Exploration
New edited edition of the ripping, true-life diaries of Nansen's audacious expedition to cross Greenland at a time when no one had ever undertaken arctic exploration of any kind.
At the time, no one had ever succeeded in or even seriously thought about penetrating the icy depths of Greenland. His plan for crossing with a small expedition, upwards with dogs which they would eat on the way, and then downwards on ski were received with scathing contempt. His contemporaries were used to huge expeditions, such as Livingstone's to inner Africa, with numerous servants required for survival. No one thought Nansen and his crew would live to reach the other side of Greenland. These gripping and tense diaries of their shared hardship show how they succeeded against the odds under Nansen's leadership.
Gibson Square, 9781783342303, 288pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2023