Greenland Adventure: 1935, Diary of a very young man, age 20

M.J. Dunbar
1991 Fontanus  
This is the dia y, uneditedand i n i t s original form, of one member of a foul-man student expedition to Greenland. All the members were approximately the same age, all Oxford undergraduates, and the purpose of the enterprise was the survey of an area in West Greenland south of Holsteinsborg. Two of us, Henry Haywardand Peter Mott, were engineering students and had some considerable knowledge of surveying. The other two, Michael Atter and myself, were officially "back-packers, " or general
more » ... ort. Mike Atter was drowned in the Sarfartok River, a large, swift and muddy river draining the ice-cap. I t i s mainly i n his memory that this diary i s published; but it is also offered as a personal statement by a very young man, member of an expedition that made no claim to immortality i n the annals of exploration. Zl s'agit du journal intime, ine'dit et duns sa version originale, de t u n des membres dune expe'dition de quatre e'tudiants au Groenland. Tous avaient a peu pres le mcme Zge, tous e'taient des e'tudiants de 1" cycle d'Oxford et avaient pour mission d'arpenter une re'gion situe'e dans I'ouest dzl Groenland et au sud de Holsteinborg. Deux d'entre nous, Henry Hayward et Peter Mott, e'taient e'tudiants en ge'nie et avaient une connaissance approfondie de Parpentage. Michael Atter et moi-m2me etions leurs "aides". Mike Atter s'est noye' dans la Sarfartok, riviere large, tumultueuse et boueuse drainant la calotte glaciaire. C'est essentiellement a sa me'moire que ce journal est publie'; publication offerte comme le te'moignage personnel d'un tres jeune homme, membre d'une expe'dition qui n'a jamais pre'tendu a Pimmortalite' dans les annales de I'exploration.
doi:10.26443/fo.v4i.45 fatcat:lvrmnm6yibg6pmil7kugnz56k4