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Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
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May 17, 2008

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A (sometimes too) highly detailed account of a polar expedition in the 1890's. The author, an adventurous Norwegian, became convinced that he could ride the polar icecap over the North pole on a current running from Northern Siberia to the North Atlantic. So he built a special boat and lived in the arctic circle on the ice for almost 5 years. It's so alien from anything I've ever done and thus fascinates me. Feel free to skip over the too-detailed sections.

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