In today's message, Henry referred to his Asnes Nansen skis, which have a picture of Nansen on them, as you can see, the image is quite haunting. These were taken by Henry down on the ice today.
Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner.
Initially starting out as pioneer sports skier, then as a polar explorer, Nansen achieved great success with his Arctic expedition aboard the Fram (Nansen and Johansen started north on March 14, 1895 with three sledges, two kayaks and twenty-eight dogs. On April 8, 1895, they reached 84 °4' N, the highest latitude then attained). He later became noted as a zoologist and oceanographer, and was a pioneer of the neuron theory. He was also a distinguished diplomat, eventually becoming Commissioner of refugees for the League of Nations.
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