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> Andrée’s Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 was an effort to reach the North Pole in which all three Swedish expedition members – S. A. Andrée, Knut Frænkel, and Nils Strindberg – perished. Andrée, the first Swedish balloonist, proposed a voyage by hydrogen balloon from Svalbard to either Russia or Canada, which was to pass, with luck, straight over the North Pole on the way. The scheme was received with patriotic enthusiasm in Sweden, a northern nation that had fallen behind in the race for the North Pole. wikipedia
So, if I read correctly — all three survived the balloon crash but died on their trek back from lack of resources.
Damn I’ve been quarantining so long all I can see in this picture is no social distancing and no masks.