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Nice example of the route map of the Fram, illustrating Fridtjof Nansen's explorations in the Arctic from 1893 to 1896.

In the Fram expedition (1893–1896), the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen sought to reach the geographical North Pole by harnessing the natural east–west current of the Arctic Ocean. Nansen led an expedition aboard the Fram to the pack Ice of the New Siberian Islands, then allowed the drift to carry the ship towards the pole. After drifting for 18 months, Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen by dog sledge in a final futile attempt to reach the North Pole. Failing to reach the pole, they did achieve the Farthest North latitude of 86°13.6′N.