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The geologists' spring journeys

Wyllie, Peter J. (1957) The geologists' spring journeys. In: North ice: the British North Greenland Expedition. Hodder and Stoughton , London, pp. 183-189.

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A fortnight after the sun had reappeared above the horizon we were ready to start on our spring journey. AU our clothes had been patched and mended, the Nansen sledge had been overhauled and for each dog there was a new harness and a new trace. In order to complete the work planned we expected to be away from Base for over three months. Dronning Louise Land was virtually unexplored and there had been much speculation by geologists about what might be found there. It represented the missing link between structures which had already been examined in regions to the north and to the south. The whole area would have to be geologically surveyed and mapped, and this would entail a lot of travelling. Doug Peacock, the senior geologist, and myself were to travel with one sledge and a team of nine dogs-our servants and companions. You can imagine that when two men go off from Base for weeks on end, the dogs must inevitably become their friends, and since the dogs form an integral part of our story I will introduce them to you before we leave Base.

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