Another of the early deaths of
expedition, just three days after the first. Arguably these men
were more fortunate than those who lived for longer.
The expedition became frozen into
the ice and the ships were eventually crushed. Stuck in the
Arctic with no way of contacting anyone, poisoning, lack of
food, the incessant cold and illness taking its toll on the men,
those still alive in 1848 decided to try and walk south, despite
resorting to the cannibalism of their dead comrades they never
made it. All members of the expedition perished.
Air temp: +3º C Latitude: 74º 43' N Longitude: 91º 48' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.