In August 1960 a 41-man team traversed over
600 miles of northern Greenland. Its mission was
to experiment with transportation equipment,
conduct weather studies, and map a safe route to
the northernmost part of the world. The team
tested surface conditions on the ice cap, which
was as much as 19,000 feet thick in some places.
They also tested for movement of the ice cap and
took radiation readings.
A number of different vehicles were used
during the expedition, but the principal
"scout vehicle" was a 1/4-tracked
Weasel, whose 20-inch tracks gave its low ground