Despite National Geographic's continuing support, most scientists and historians are skeptical about Peary reaching the North Pole. They cite the the fact that no other member of the expedition could support Peary's claim, and his own lack of detailed navigation records. Here, Peary searches the horizon for land.

Photograph by Robert E. Peary

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Scientists are very interested in the North Pole—the northernmost point on Earth