Fridtjof Nansen's first expedition in 1888 revolutionised polar research. Six Norwegians left to confront the forces of nature on the drift ice off the east coast of Greenland. The motto: West Coast or Death. The men face up to each danger that comes their way and achieve something they had previously thought impossible.A thrilling illustrated account that follows up on Ousland's polar books Northward and Southward, nominated for awards including the Norwegian Culture Department Prize for Literature and used in the Book for All campaign in 2010. Text and illustrations combine in this exhilarating account of the first crossing of Greenland's inland ice.