National Geographic : 1912 Mar
A RACING TEAM : CAPE NOME, ALASKA Photo byBeverly B.Dobbs, Nome Amundsen, on his journey to the South Pole, averaged 15/ miles per march. On his return he averaged 22 miles, on one march making 31 miles. No previous explorer in the south has made distances like these. Peary's average on hisreturn from the North Pole toland was 25.6 miles. On one of his earlier expeditions Peary made the distance from Cape Wilkes to Cape D'Urville, adistance of65miles, in one march. He repeatedly made distances of 40 miles in one march, and in the winter of 1899-19oo traveled from Etah toapoint inRobert son Bay, 60 miles distant, in less than 12 hours. On the Greenland ice-cap he once averaged 20 miles aday for 25successive marches, and on another occasion he averaged 30 miles a day in seven successive marches. Macmillan and Borup, membersof the last Peary expedition, return ing from Cape Morris Jessup to the Roosevelt, made the distance of 250 miles in eight marches, an average ofover 31miles amarch.