Polar Record


Century-old ski found at Mys Triest, Ostrov Champa, Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa, Russia

P.J. Capelottia1

a1 Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA 19001 USA


A fragment of a ski dating from the late 19th or early 20th century was found at Mys Triest [Cape Trieste] on Ostrov Champa [Champ Island] in the Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa [Franz Josef Land] archipelago in August 2006. The age and location of the ski suggest a connection with the American era of exploration of Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa (1898–1905).

(Received January 2007)