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-20 celsius... The St-Lawrence river is not quite frozen and is warmer than the air. Arctic smoke escapes. Quebec City as seen from Ste-Petronille, Orleans Island.
Nansen was an Arctic explorer who developed many of the techniques later used by other polar explorers such as Amundsen. The ship Fram, most famous due to it being used by Amundsen on his successful South Pole expedition, was originally designed for Nansen's expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Nansen was also a scientist and, later in life, a diplomat who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), Tromso, Norway
Though most famous for leading the first expedition to reach the South Pole, Amundsen also led the first expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage and was part of the first overflight of the North Pole (in the airship Norge). He died on a rescue mission that departed from Tromso by flying-boat - most of the plane's wreckage, and none of the bodies, have ever been found. Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), Tromso, Norway