Historic Explorers – More Resources
John Huston and Tyler Fish’s Forward Expeditions website offers a succinct overview of the history of Arctic Ocean and North Pole exploration, beginning with Nansen in 1893. The site also includes links for continued study. The historical information provides a context for Huston and Fish’s attempt to ski unsupported to the North Pole in the spring of 2009.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s Polar Discovery Project offers a look at Arctic exploration history going back to 330 B.C.. The site is funded by the National Science Foundation and is part of the International Polar Year.