In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The Manchester University academic and a pal are heading to the Greenland Icecap on sledges pulled by giant kites.
- A lot of people were in the bar watching our sledge trains come around over the sea ice as we pulled up at the field store hangar.
- All in all this car is probably safer than the estate we drive around in normally, which in comparison handles like a tractor pulling a sledge full of sand.
- The competitors who travel by foot and skis pulling sledges with supplies, will cover over 350 miles in four stages from Resolute Bay, Canada, to the North Magnetic Pole.
- She has had to pull a 60 lb sledge across 200 miles in sub zero temperatures.
- In winter, teams of horses dragged sledges loaded with cut logs across frozen lakes.
- In actual fact it was just a steep incline without any dangers from crevasses, but the incline was too much for the skidoos to pull the two heavy sledges, now laden with many fossil and rock samples.
- Perhaps more importantly, he was one of the few British polar expedition members who appreciated the value of using dogs to haul sledges.
- He crawled, hands and knees, for two miles pulling a loaded sledge.
- In 1901, Robert Scott left London and took a team with dogs and sledges across part of Antarctica, and many important discoveries were made.
- When Scott ordered the last of the dog teams back to base camp, the men pulled their heavy sledges themselves using man-harnesses.
- To prepare she spent days pulling a loaded sledge along the beach.
- This is then taken to sledges, which are pulled by oxen.
- During their historic trek across the constantly moving ocean the women first pulled their 250 lb sledges of food and equipment over house-sized pressure ridges of ice and sat out blizzards.
- Led by accomplished Polar explorer Jim McNeill, the group will pull sledges weighing up to 250 lb for up to 10 hours a day 210 miles to the Magnetic Pole.
- Scott himself, with Shackleton, made a sledge journey to beyond 82 degrees south in 1902.
- The whaling ship Terra Nova sailed from New Zealand in November 1910 and the expedition set off from base the following October, with mechanical sledges, ponies and dogs.
- The four adult and two baby animals will travel down from their home in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland to pull the sledge, laden with toys, around town.
- The women have pulled 250 lb sledges packed with food and equipment across the Arctic ice.
- The fishermen load the sledge with their catch, and then lean on the crossbars, scooting the mud horse over the flats that would otherwise drag them down.
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