To call Fridtjof Nansen an enthusiastic skier is an understatement. The first story in this book recounts how he crossed the mountains between western and eastern Norway on skis - to participate in a one-day skiing competition in Oslo!
Fridtjof Nansen would probably have been remembered for his achievements in any one of the fields of human endeavour he put his resource to: Polar explorer, natural scientist, diplomat, and writer. However, his great love of the outdoors permeated almost all of his work, and in this volume of fishing, hunting, and skiing stories, interspersed with his musings on the ongoing Great War, he is able to profess this most explicitly. His fine penmanship ensured that the book has always been a classic in its genre.