At Nansen Elementary School, music has been removed from the curriculum and Arabic lessons made compulsory.
Compared with Nansen, astronauts would be quite connected to home, even with a 20-minute communication delay.
Every reader of Nansen's thrilling narrative must have noticed this.
Nansen often made long excursions in front to see where the ice was best.
This same day Nansen and his companions tried the dogs on shore.
Nansen, who is usually extremely fair, has now jet-black hair.
"High festival in honour of the 80th degree," writes Nansen.
This journey of Nansen's is a unique feat in the history of Polar travels.
All preparations being now made, Nansen and Sverdrup set off on their adventurous journey.
"The only disagreeable thing to face now is the cold," says Nansen.