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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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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Sydney Kirkby (explorer)
Sydney Lorrimar Kirkby, MBE (born 1933) is an Australian surveyor and Antarctic explorer.
Syd Kirkby was first appointed as Surveyor at Mawson Station for 1956, the third year of ANARE operations ...
Ui-te-Rangiora
Ui-te-Rangiora is believed to have been a 7th-century Māori navigator from the island of Rarotonga. According to Māori legend, Ui-te-Rangiora sailed south and encountered ice floes and icebergs in the...
John Schjelderup Giæver
John Schjelderup Giæver (31 December 1901 – 9 November 1970) was a Norwegian author and polar researcher.
He was born in Tromsø as the son of lawyer John Schjelderup Giæver (1864–1914)...
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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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...
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...
Alexander von Tunzelmann
Alexander Francis Henry von Tunzelmann (15 June 1877 – 19 September 1957), a New Zealand crew member of on the Norwegian whaling ship Antarctic was part of the first group known with certainty t...
Finn Ronne
Finn Ronne (20 December 1899 – 12 January 1980) was a Norwegian-born U.S. Antarctic explorer.
Finn Ronne was born in Horten, in Vestfold county, Norway. His father, Martin Rønne (1861–1932), was...
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Thorvald Nilsen
Thorvald Nilsen (6 August 1881 – 19 April 1940 ) was a Norwegian naval officer and polar explorer. He was born in Kristiansand. He was captain of the ship Fram for Amundsen's South Pole expediti...
Wally Herbert
Sir Walter William "Wally" Herbert (24 October 1934 – 12 June 2007) was a British polar explorer, writer and artist. In 1969 he became the first man fully recognized for walking to the North Pole, on ...
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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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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...
List of South Georgians
People who were born on South Georgia Island, or lived there for a period of time, or visited the island, and were prominent in its history.
List of South Georgians - Wikipedia
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...
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...
Aeneas Mackintosh - Wikipedia
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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Voyage of the James Caird
The voyage of the James Caird was a small-boat journey from Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, a distance of 800 nautical miles (1,500 ...
Voyage of the James Caird - Wikipedia
Francis Howard 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...
Francis Howard Bickerton - Wikipedia
Nimrod Expedition
The British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, otherwise known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geog...
Nimrod Expedition - Wikipedia