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  • The book <a href="http://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/across-the-arctic-ocean-original-photographs-from-the-last-great-polar-journey-hardcover" target="_blank">"Across the Arctic Ocean"</a> shows the journey of Wally Herbert and his team as they transverse the Arctic. The book contains a group of expert commentators, along with images that illustrate their journey. </br></br> Roy "Fritz" Koerner donned a wetsuit to measure the underside of floes.
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  • Wally Herbert took three companions and 40 huskies on a journey that would take them 3,800 miles over sixteen months, across the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean. </br></br> Roy "Fritz" Koerner, the group's expedition glaciologist, measuring the thickness of the floe.
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  • Roy "Fritz" Koerner in front of "Meltville," the group's insecure summer hamlet of two pyramid tents and large mess tent fashioned out of parachutes.
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  • As the group headed into March, the sun rose ever higher. With the ice still hard and the days longer, this was a good time for sledding.
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  • In the summer of 1960, Sir Wally Herbert had to scour the west coast of Greenland for dogs and persuade the Inuit hunters to sell them. He came to admire the Inuit greatly.
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  • The Reclus hut was no more than a box, steeply roofed, with two windows, a door and three primus stoves. The group was stranded there for a month.
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  • Sir Wally Herbert at 21 years old, when he first sailed for Antarctica.
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  • The Arctic Ocean is covered by a thin and brittle skin of ice, one of the most variable and unstable of all physical features on the Earth's surface.
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  • Left to right: Roy "Fritz" Koerner, Ken Hedges, Allan Gill and leader Wally Herbert, April 6, 1969.
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  • The story of Sir Wally Herbert's Arctic expedition actually began in the ice of Antarctica, where he learned the skills of travelling by dog and sled and navigating by the stars.
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