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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 7:57 p.m. PST

…Light on Legendary Polar Explorer's Final Hours

"Jørgen Brønlund was one of the participants in the legendary Mylius Erichsen's Denmark Expedition to Greenland 1906-08. In 1907, he died in a small cave of hunger and frostbite, but before that, he made one last note in his diary:

"Perished 79 Fjord after trying to return home over the ice sheet, in November Month I come here in waning moonlight and could not continue from Frost in the Feet and the Dark."

The Danish expedition had traveled to Northeast Greenland the year before to explore and map the most northerly Greenland and also to determine whether the 50,000 square kilometer Peary Land was a peninsula or an island. If an island, it would accrue to the Americans. If a peninsula, it would be part of Danish territory…"
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Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 12:28 p.m. PST

Poor beggars. Arctic/Antarctic exploration was deadlier even than searching for the sources of the Nile.

Indeed, many times more lives were lost in such explorations than have been even in space--or, so far.

Sorry, but when it gets much below 70 Degrees Fahrenheit, I need a parka….

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2021 11:28 a.m. PST

(smile)

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