Canada: THE SERVICES: Musk-Ox: Dusty End

"Operation Musk-Ox," the Canadian Army's strategic tour around the roof of the world, last week came to an inglorious end. It was licked by something few had foreseen—dust. Up till then, the 45 men in the expedition had endured unbelievably tough conditions in their 3,000-mile trek. Frequently the mercury dropped way out of sight (coldest day: 52° below zero). The ten snowmobiles floundered through miles of man-swallowing swamps; crossed ice-choked rivers in spring flood, like the Fort Nelson, on rafts; gingerly pushed their way across great chasms on improvised timber bridges.

On the last leg Musk-Ox bogged down....

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