046 The History of Arctic Expeditions

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Since time immemorial, the polar regions exert an indescribable fascination on us humans. For centuries, myths and legends were concentrated around the Arctic. It has been intrepid pioneers and adventurers who not only explored the Arctic, but also laid the foundation for such research areas as glaciology. The exploration of the Arctic plays a major role in today’s understanding of how weather develops, climate changes and everything is interconnected. Some of those explorers failed terribly, others came back gloriously. But even today, these pioneers are influencing us in our current research and expeditions.

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