National Geographic : 1900 Jul
GEOGRAPHIC NOTES most difficult, as 500 miles each way, or 1,000 miles in all, have to be fought over ice and snow. The Italian prince is, however, of a splendid physique and an indomitable will, and he has with him the best equipped party that has ever started for the North Pole. (See NAT. GEOG. MAG., p. 362, vol. x, 1899.) Tn^ur aLec De//a. Peninsv/~. S ew vS/" /d. - _ St Petersburg oCe i Spzberen. SALASA \ ,, p. . / v *'C l '-^ Baffin rT 1 Ellesmere Land. ' z GreelyFd. 3 Cape Sabine. ¢ Cape Joseph Henry. 5 Srimnh Sound. If Peary's plans have been successfully carried out, Cape Joseph Henry is now in his rear and he is sledding across the frozen sea ahead of Lockwood and Brainard's farthest north. This is Peary's third consecutive summer in the Arctics. Last year he passed in establishing a " road" lined with caches of sup plies to Cape Joseph Henry, from which he was to make his dash this spring. (See NAT. GEOG. MAG., pp. 414, 415, vol. x, 1899.) The Windward sails early in July on the third of the series of annual reinforcements. She will be equipped for three years, so that Peary may keep her with him as long as necessary. Sverdrup in the Fram is an unknown factor. His first year he accomplished little, as his ship was frozen in 50 miles to the south of Peary. It has been stated that he has given up his original ambition of gaining the Pole, and is confining his work to a careful exploration of northwest Greenland. Robert E. Stein, with two companions, has passed the winter in Ellesmere Land, near Cape Sabine, where, it will be remembered, he was left by the Peary relief steamer last summer. Stein hoped to return this year on the Peary relief steamer, but, as the Windward will probably not return this fall, the chances are that his party will have to remain north another year. He may have already cast in his lot with Sverdrup, or later, when the Wind ward appears, he may join the Peary party. G.H.G.