eminent Norwegian industrial captain from Tromso. In the last
voyage, his ship wrecked near the western coast of Novaya Zemlya,
most of the crew ventured to get out on a boat (they were later
picked up by a Russian ship), but Tobisen himself and his son and
two sailors decided to stay for winter on Novaya Zemlya.
Later it turned out that Tobisen and his son died of scurvy and
starvation, but two of their companions survived - and they were
also saved by Russian fur traders. Then bad rumors spread about the
Mountain in the northwest of the
northern island of Novaya Zemlya.