Fridtjof Nansen vs Brando Yelavich

Fridtjof Nansen was an extraordinary person.

After being accepted onto this expedition to Greenland, I decided I had better learn a bit about the man whose footsteps (well, ski tracks) we hope to follow in.

His achievements are endless and woke me up to the impact one person can have on so many others. He was a humanitarian, a scientist, a polar explorer, a professor and he liked dogs. He was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work which included his initiative for the Nansen passport and his commitment to refugees. If you don't know about this man, I highly suggest you change that. Read about him, learn the impact he has had on peoples lives.

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