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The Ice King

Episode 3 of 5

Paul Rose tells the story of Fridjtof Nansen who, in 1892, announced a daring plan to be first to the North Pole and who became the forefather of polar exploration.

Explorer Paul Rose tells the story of his hero Fridjtof Nansen who, in 1892, announced a daring plan to be first to the North Pole, an idea considered so off-the-wall that no scientist would volunteer to join him on a venture they believed was nothing short of suicide.

He allowed his ship to become stuck in the crushing pack ice, hoping it would drift to the Pole, and then set off on foot across the frozen wastes. Nansen became the forefather of polar exploration, inventing practical techniques that today allow people to survive, travel and work in the most hostile and forbidding places on our planet.

1 hour

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Role Contributor
Presenter Paul Rose
Producer Mike Slee
Director Mike Slee
Series Producer Jeremy Philips

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