After they were abandoned by the rest of their expedition in 1910, Ejnar Mikkelsen and one inexperienced crew mate were forced to spend 28 months alone in the Arctic wilds of Greenland.
On June 20, 1909, Danish explorer Ejnar Mikkelsen set out for Greenland with a crew of six men. Their mission was to recover the diaries and maps from a ship that had gone missing two years earlier. By August, they had reached their destination, about 200 miles south of the last-known location of two of the expedition’s crew members. Over the next four months, they traversed over ice floes and deep snow to find some trace of them before returning to their ship for the winter in late December.