Today I learned of the Southern Cross Expedition, which put the first humans on Antarctica in 1898. Led by an explorer with no scientific experience, the ten-man team spent the winter eating penguins, relaxing in an improvised sauna, and racing dogsleds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned of arctic explorer Peter Freuchen who took a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland, starred in an Oscar-winning film, amputated his own toes, escaped a Nazi death sentence, cut his way out of a blizzard shelter with a knife made from his frozen feces, and won The $64,000 Question game show. americandigest.org/mt-arc…
Today I learned of Newton Marshall, a Jamaican dogsled musher who rescued another musher, Scott Jenssen, who had an accident during the Iditarod dogsled race. Two years earlier Jenssen had saved one of his own sled dogs with β€˜mouth-to-snout’ when it collapsed during a race. The dog was called Marshall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Denmark has an elite Navy unit that patrols northern Greenland using dogsled teams. It's the only military dogsled unit in the world. npr.org/blogs/pictureshow…
There is a "Jamaican Dogsled Team" which seeks to follow in the footsteps of the bobsled team, but for mushing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
In 1905 the Dawson City Nuggets traveled 4400 miles by dogsled to challenge the Ottawa Hockey Club for the Stanley Cup. They lost 23-3 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daw…
Today I learned of Captain Max Gottschalk who crossed the Bering Strait by dogsled in 1913. littau.net/forum/2013/03/…
There's an elite Danish navy unit that enforces Danish sovereignty in the Arctic wilderness of Greenland. It consists of six dogsled teams, each consisting of two men, and 11 to 15 dogs. Patrolling is usually done in pairs, sometimes for four months and often without additional human contact. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sl%…
The Google Street View team used a dogsled in Iqualuit, the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut maps.gstatic.com/m/street…

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