Future of the Passage
Will rapid Arctic melting turn the Northwest Passage into a busy shipping route?
Tinned meat: 33,289 lbs. Peas: 147 bushels. Chocolate: 9,450 lbs.—see the supplies that could not sustain, and may even have doomed, the expedition.
Norway's Reluctant Hero
In this interview, historian Roland Huntford argues that Amundsen's Norwegian heritage had everything to do with his polar firsts.
My Life As an Explorer
Learn about Roald Amundsen from the man himself in these excerpts from his autobiography.
Remnants of an Expedition
Franklin expert Russell Potter narrates this audio slide show of artifacts from the lost expedition.
Tracing the Routes
In this interactive map, follow the Franklin and Amundsen expeditions—and see how one collapsed while the other thrived.
The Note in the Cairn
Read the original version of the final messages left by Franklin's desperate men.
Take our quiz on Inuit snow shelters, and find out if you know enough to build one yourself.
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