Explorer

In 1894 and 1895, Dyche joined expeditions to Arctic Greenland with famous explorer Frederick Cook and later with Robert Peary. Dyche aimed to hunt reindeer, caribou, polar bears, seal and walrus as the expedition’s official naturalist. On his first trip, near the end of the expedition, the ship sank, taking Dyche’s cache of 450 birds, 65 mammal skins, and assorted bones and skulls down with it. The group was rescued by another ship.

His second trip, when he collected six walrus bulls, he deemed more successful. Dyche returned to Greenland for a total of 23 expeditions.

“A day among days. Whoop, Hurrah, Rock Chalk Jayhawk K.U.” - From Dyche’s Arctic travel journal

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