Vintage Ski

The Fram, locked in Arctic ice, January 1895.
Although the Fram is probably more famous for being the ship that Roald Amundsen sailed to Antarctica to begin his epic 99 day/1,860 mile ski to the South Pole, it was in fact originally built by Fridtjof Nansen to try and reach the geographical North Pole by theoretically harnessing the natural east–west current of the Arctic Ocean. The above photo was taken during that maiden voyage.
I’ve posted more about this amazing journey, and yes, there’s lots of skiing…:
http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/29161370887/fredrik-hjalmar-johansen-outside-of-elmwood
http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/31343132995/heres-a-photo-of-fridtjof-nansen-and-hjalmar
http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/31734681154/fridtjof-nansen-beside-elmwood-frederick
http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/36438275996/henrik-greve-blessing-on-his-way-to-collect-algae

The Fram, locked in Arctic ice, January 1895.

Although the Fram is probably more famous for being the ship that Roald Amundsen sailed to Antarctica to begin his epic 99 day/1,860 mile ski to the South Pole, it was in fact originally built by Fridtjof Nansen to try and reach the geographical North Pole by theoretically harnessing the natural east–west current of the Arctic Ocean. The above photo was taken during that maiden voyage.

I’ve posted more about this amazing journey, and yes, there’s lots of skiing…:

http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/29161370887/fredrik-hjalmar-johansen-outside-of-elmwood

http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/31343132995/heres-a-photo-of-fridtjof-nansen-and-hjalmar

http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/31734681154/fridtjof-nansen-beside-elmwood-frederick

http://vintageski.tumblr.com/post/36438275996/henrik-greve-blessing-on-his-way-to-collect-algae

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