Polar Explorers

The First Fram Expedition (1893-1896)

On June 24th 1893 the Fram set out on her first expedition. Fridtjof Nansen was in charge of the scientific side and Otto Sverdrup captained the ship.



Nansen before leaving in 1893


Adolf Juell
Anton Amundsen
Bernhard Nordahl
Bernt Bentsen
Fridtjof Nansen
Henrik Greve Blessing
Hjalmar Johansen
Ivar Otto Irgens Mogstad
Lars Petterson
Otto Sverdrup
Peder Hendriksen
Sigurd Scott-Hansen
Theodor Claudius Jacobsen

"Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it.  Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it"

Roald Amundsen

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