Polar Pathways: Robert E. Peary's Arctic Expeditions

1893-1895: Across the Ice Cap


Peary's sledge trips across the Inland ice and other areas of Greenland were not as carefully chronicled as his ship passages to and from Greenland; the maps, and Peary's accounts of his routes, lack exact precision. However, Peary did keep detailed journals about his trek across the arctic terrain. While his narratives lack an abundance of coordinates, they provide readers with a frosty and thrilling account of Peary's struggles on the "Great Ice." The routes provided are taken from Peary's own cartography and provide a reasonable estimate of the trek. Click a location, description or date to learn more about that moment in time.

 Map 1895 1895 Map (you are here)

About the 1895 Sledge Voyage

Leaving the Lodge

The Cache: Another Try

A Note to Josephine

Petermann Fjord: Windswept Waste

The Heart of the Great Ice

Musk-Ox Camp

Leaving the Camp

The Speedy Return




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