With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers

By: Conway Sir Martin

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This volume is to be regarded as an appendix to the author's 'The First Crossing of Spitsbergen'. Together they comprise an account of his exploration of the interior of West Spitsbergen undertaken during the summers of 1896 and 1897, in the company of E. J. Garwood, whose photographs illustrate this book. The text is a narrative of the explorations during 1897, when Conway and Garwood with two companions, ascended the Nordenskiold Glacier, proceeded by boat to King's Bay, from there they sledged and skied along King's Highway Glacier into the Pretender Pass - Osborne Glacier region, and eastward into James I Land. Returning to King's Bay they sailed southward to Horn Sound and climbed Hedgehog mountain to the east. Includes a chapter on skiing, and discussion of the nature of West Spitsbergen's glaciers. An appendix contains an account of Gustaf Nordenskiold's traverse from Horn Sound to Bell Sound in 1890.

Title: With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers

Author Name: Conway Sir Martin

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 1898 First Edition

Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co: 1898

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 240pp, 14 plates, folding map, original fawn cloth, some splitting to cloth at rear of spine, exlibrary, label of Davos English Library to front board and label removal mark to spine, two small ink stamps, small tear to folding map, internally very clean indeed, Good. A very scarce title indeed.

Seller ID: 59862

Keywords: POLAR NORTH - exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen arctic north pole discovery travel arktis artique polaire spitsbergen west svalbard