Dr John Rae, one of Britain’s greatest Arctic explorers, whose name was discredited after claiming the crew of an ill-fated expedition to locate the North West Passage had resorted to cannibalism, has been brought in from the cold more than a century after his death. 302 more words
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Getting closer and closer to Amundsen!!!!
I was given the privilege of taking a close look at some of the holdings of the National Library of Norway. 1,028 more words
As I was watching Eight Below on HBO this afternoon (great film by the way), I started reading up on the first men who went to the ends of the world and was thoroughly impressed with the feats of the men who sacrificed life, limb, wealth, friendships, family and sanity in an era that was also considered the… 1,389 more words