Henry Worsley, British Explorer, Dies Crossing Antarctic 30 Miles Short Of Goal
British explorer Henry Worsley has died attempting to be the first person to cross the Antarctic unaided, in an epic charity mission inspired by Ernest Shackleton. The 55-year-old former British Army ...
Frank Hurley
James Francis Frank Hurley, OBE (15 October 1885 -- 16 January 1962) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hurley was an Australian photographer, film maker a...
Roald Amundsen
The story of Roald Amundsen's epic journey to the South Pole. Directed by David Cobham for the BBC in 1975.
Roald Amundsen
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen ([ˈɾuːɑl ˈɑmʉnsən]; 16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) that was the first to r...
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Robert Falcon Scott
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 190...
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Launcelot Fleming
William Launcelot Scott Fleming (7 August 1906 – 30 July 1990) was an Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Portsmouth and later the Bishop of Norwich. He had also been a geologist.
Fleming was b...
Southern Ocean Expedition
The Southern Ocean Expedition (1830–1833) was an expedition to Antarctica.
In 1830, the English whaling company Samuel Enderby & Sons appointed John Biscoe master of the brig Tula and leader o...
Edward Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans
Admiral Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell Evans, 1st Baron Mountevans, (28 October 1880 – 20 August 1957), known as "Teddy" Evans, was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer.Evans was seconded f...
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Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE, FRGS (/ˈʃækəltən/; 15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal...
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Jackie Ronne
Edith "Jackie" Ronne (born October 13, 1919 – June 14, 2009) was an American explorer of Antarctica and the first woman in the world to be a working member of an Antarctic expedition. She is also the ...
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Trent Affair
The Trent Affair was an international diplomatic incident that occurred during the American Civil War. On November 8, 1861, the USS San Jacinto, commanded by Union Captain Charles Wilkes, interce...
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Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec
Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec (13 February 1734 – 3 March 1797) was a Breton explorer and French naval officer.
He was born in Landudal, Finistère. During the Seven Years' War, Kerguelen-Tréma...
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Leonid Rogozov
Leonid Ivanovich Rogozov (Russian: Леонид Иванович Рогозов, 14 March 1934 – 21 September 2000) was a Soviet general practitioner who took part in the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1960–1961...
John Vincent (sailor)
John William Vincent (1879 – 19 January 1941) was an English seaman and member of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. He was one of the five men who accompanied Shackleton on his ...
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Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition
The 1955–58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) was a Commonwealth-sponsored expedition that successfully completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. It w...
Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition - Wikipedia
Robert Rudmose-Brown
Robert Neal Rudmose-Brown was an academic botanist and polar explorer.
Rudmose-Brown was born on 13 September 1879, the younger son of an Arctic enthusiast and educated at Dulwich College. After ...
Zdeněk Souček
Zdeněk "Frank" Souček (9 September 1917 Brno – 24 December 1967 Macquarie Island) was Australian physician, polar and tropics explorer and traveler.Souček gained his doctorate in 1947 at Charles Unive...
Frank Bickerton
Francis "Frank" Howard Bickerton (1889–1954) was a treasure-hunter, Antarctic explorer, soldier, aeronaut, entrepreneur, big-game hunter and movie-maker. He not only made a major contribution to the A...
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Olav Bjaaland
Olav Bjaaland (5 March 1873 – 8 June 1961) was a Norwegian ski champion from Telemark. In 1911, he was one of the first five men to reach the South Pole as part of an expedition led by Roald Amun...
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Charles Hoadley
Charles Archibald Brookes Hoadley (Burwood 1 March 1887 – Footscray 27 February 1947) was an Australian geologist. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1911 with a degree in mining enginee...
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Lars-Eric Lindblad
Lars-Eric Lindblad (January 23, 1927 – July 8, 1994) was a Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer, who pioneered tourism to many remote and exotic parts of the world. He led the first tourist expe...
Nabil Al Busaidi
Nabil Al-Busaidi (sometimes spelt El-Busaidy) (born 23 January 1970, London, United Kingdom), is an Arab adventurer who has successfully completed several adventures such as walking to the magnetic No...
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (SNAE), 1902–04, was organised and led by William Speirs Bruce, a natural scientist and former medical student from the University of Edinburgh. Although ove...
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition - Wikipedia
Aeneas Mackintosh
Aeneas Lionel Acton Mackintosh (1 July 1879 – 8 May 1916) was a British Merchant Navy officer and Antarctic explorer, who commanded the Ross Sea party as part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans...
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Lionel Greenstreet
Lionel Greenstreet (1889 - 1979) was the first officer of the Endurance and a member of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1917, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. When he died on...
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Pavel Senko
Pavel Kononovich Senko (Russian: Павел Кононович Сенько) (October 4, 1916 – 2000) was a Soviet polar explorer, scientist, and member and leader of numerous expeditions to Antarctica under the aus...
Adrien de Gerlache
Baron Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery (2 August 1866 – 4 December 1934) was an officer in the Belgian Royal Navy who led the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897–99.
Born in Hasselt, B...
Adrien de Gerlache - Wikipedia