Andrew Irvine (mountaineer)
Andrew "Sandy" Conwyn Irvine (8 April 1902 – 8 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition, the third British expedition to the world's hi...
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Miguel Corte-Real
Miguel Corte-Real ([miˈɡɛɫ ˈkoɾtɨ ʁiˈaɫ]; c. 1448 – 1502?) was a Portuguese explorer who charted about 600 miles of the coast of Labrador. In 1501, he disappeared while on an expedition and was ...
Ludwig Leichhardt
Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt, known as Ludwig Leichhardt, (23 October 1813 - c.1848) was a Prussian explorer and naturalist, most famous for his exploration of northern and central Australia.
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Vandino and Ugolino Vivaldi
Vandino (sometimes Vadino or Guido) and Ugolino Vivaldi (sometimes Ugolino de Vivaldo) (fl. 1291) were two brothers and Genoese explorers and merchants. They were connected with the first known exped...
Francis Crozier
Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier (16 August 1796 – after 1848?) was born in Ireland at Banbridge, County Down and was a British naval officer who participated in six exploratory expeditions to the Arctic ...
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The Lost City of Z (book)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (2009) is a non-fiction book by American author David Grann. It tells the story of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who, in 192...
Lillian Alling
Lillian Alling was an Estonian immigrant [1] from Russia who tried to return to Russia from New York, USA mostly on foot.
The following is an excerpt from Calvin Rutstrum's The New Way of the Wild...
George Bass
George Bass (30 January 1771 – after 5 February 1803) was a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia.
George Bass was born on 30 January 1771 at Aswarby, a hamlet near Sleaford, Lincolnshir...
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Nicolas Jaeger
Nicolas Jaeger (1946−1980) was a French physician and alpinist.
Jaeger was born in 1946 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, the son of photographer Janine Niépce. He made more than 100 solo ascents i...
Franklin's lost expedition
Disko Bay (5) is about 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi) from the mouth of the Mackenzie River (6).Franklin's lost expedition was a British voyage of Arctic exploration led by Captain Sir J...
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Percy Fawcett
Lt. Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – in or after 1925) was a British artillery officer, archaeologist and South American explorer. Along with his eldest son, Fawcett ...
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John Franklin
Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN (16 April 1786 – 11 June 1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land...
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Maciej Berbeka
Maciej Berbeka (17 October 1954, Zakopane, Poland – 6 March 2013, Broad Peak, Baltistan) was a Polish mountaineer, mountain guide UIAGM and member of TOPR. He and his teammate Tomasz Kowalski went mis...
Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson (born c. 1560s/70s) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to ...
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Francisco de Hoces
Francisco de Hoces (died 1526) was a Spanish sailor who in 1525 joined the Loaísa Expedition to the Spice Islands as commander of the vessel San Lesmes.On January 1526, the San Lesmes was blown by a g...
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Naomi Uemura
Naomi Uemura (植村 直己, Uemura Naomi, February 12, 1941 – c. February 13, 1984) was a Japanese adventurer. He was particularly well known for doing alone what had previously been achieved only wi...
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Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse
Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ([ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa də ɡalop kɔ̃t də lapeʁuːz]; variant spelling of his name comte "de La Pérouse"; 23 August 1741 – 1788?) was a French Navy officer and explorer...
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Gaspar Corte-Real
Gaspar Corte-Real (c. 1450 – c. 1501?) was a Portuguese explorer.
He was the youngest of three sons of João Vaz Corte-Real, also a Portuguese explorer, and had accompanied his father on his expedi...
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John Cabot
John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto; c. 1450 – c. 1499) was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is common...
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Coppermine Expedition of 1819-1822
The Coppermine Expedition of 1819–1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organised by...
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