Shackleton was chosen to be leader of an expedition to leave for antarctica in 1907 aboard the ship nimrod, not the first choice of ship, but as in many antarctic expeditions, one forced by the available budget the nimrod sailed initially for new zealand on august 7th 1907 from new zealand, the nimrod was towed by. A hundred years later, a new study describes how the records kept during these expeditions provide insights into how sea ice around antarctica has fared over time the findings suggest that while the response of antarctic summer sea ice to human-caused climate change may be less dramatic than in the. Sir edmund hillary led the new zealand component of the commonwealth trans -antarctic expedition (tae) in 1955-58, under the overall command of the british explorer dr vivian fuchs the commonwealth-sponsored expedition successfully completed the first overland crossing of antarctica, via the south pole, on 2. Circa 650 – 7th century māori navigator ui-te-rangiora claimed to have sighted southern ice fields 1522 – expedition led by portuguese explorer ferdinand magellan is first to circumnavigate the antarctic, discovering the strait of magellan (54° s) 1773 – british commander james cook crossed the antarctic circle for the. Discover key facts about ernest shackleton the antarctic explorer who led both the 'nimrod' and 'endurance' expeditions. Rich in history and home to astoundingly diverse and abundant wildlife, south georgia is often called the galapagos of the poles this epic expedition to remote lands traversed by the legendary explorer sir ernest shackleton gives adventurous travelers the unparalleled opportunity to explore this wildlife paradise and the. Erich von drygalski led the first german antarctic expedition in 1901 the first german antarctic expedition was sent to investigate eastern antarctica in 1901 it discovered the coast of kaiser wilhelm ii land, and mount gauss the expedition's ship became trapped in ice,. The 'heroic era' of the early 20th century actually involved the exploration of both poles, but is misinterpreted as meaning the southern expeditions of roald amundsen robert falcon scott and ernest shackleton a better sense of the range of expeditions to antarctica at this time, can be gained from the following table.
As well as housing a range of charts, reports and journals relating to several antarctic expeditions, the rgs hosts events and exhibitions on antarctic history and exploration, most recently the enduring eye exhibition to commemorate the centenary of shackleton's endurance expedition the rgs website allows you to. Antarctica is a long way from anywhere, and thank goodness, as you'll need all the reading time you can get considering that this continent has no indigenous human population, it has a disproportionately large library of historical inspiration. The museum library holds manuscript material, field notebooks and sketches from the discovery (1901-04) and terra nova (1910-13) expeditions in the antarctic. It is a gripping and highly readable history that captures the driving ambitions of the era and the complex, often deeply flawed men who were charged with carrying them out below the convergence: voyages toward antarctica 1699-1839 by alan gurney this wonderfully written book.
From the first ships caught in the ice, to heroic explorers, follow the footsteps of the first people to traverse terra incognita with hurtigruten. In the late 1700's, captain cook led a two year expedition that circumnavigated the southern ocean–and killed the dream that the antarktikos was a tropical land mass filled with riches cook's crew never even saw antarctica they battled through thick pack ice, fog, and bad weather for two years before giving up and. More than a century after dr edward wilson perished on a famous british expedition to the south pole, a watercolor he painted turned up in a hut in antarctica.
With its passionate culture and staggering natural beauty, antarctica is a destination that's difficult to top book now our vessels are specifically designed with expedition cruising in mind we can also think of nowhere else in the world where you can step back into history as we did in both scott's and shackleton's huts. When scott's well-financed expedition sailed from england on august 6, 1901 in discovery, a specially built wooden steam barque, it was the best-equipped scientific expedition to antarctica to date after stopping in new zealand for refitting and reprovisioning, the. Get a 'merit badge' too: designed specifically for the 50th, this distinctive patch on your parka indicates that you were there during a special moment in antarctica's history, and marks you as a polar explorer new edition of passport to anywhere originally published in 1983, lars-eric lindblad's autobiography, passport to. After many arctic and alpine expeditions while studying geology at manchester university he first went south with british antarctic survey wintered as a field on skis in the footsteps of fridtjof nansen and in 2016 she skied in the northwest passage from cambridge bay to gjoa haven in the historical footsteps of roald.
General information sites: u1521–u1525 dates: 4 january to 8 march 2018 ports: lyttelton to lyttelton, new zealand co-chief scientists: robert mckay and laura de santis staff scientist: denise kulhanek scientific participants precruise information expedition summary & scientific objectives original proposals: 751.
Discover antartica and the remarkable antarctic wildlife through special interest tours led by one ocean expeditions let south georgia impress you with its high wildlife populations and polar history sites, following in the footsteps of sir ernest shackleton's expedition add to the experience with visits to several locations. Great history marks the start of your expedition into the antarctic expanse: in 1982, argentina and great britain continued their bitter struggle for the falkland islands and their capital, stanley the volcanic south shetland islands create 16 days cruise only incl charter flights from € 12,208 cruise only incl travel packages. James cook has a central place in the history of antarctica his circumnavigation of antarctica from 1772 to 1775 was the first of many government-instigated expeditions to the antarctic cook did not sight land, but his two ships penetrated well into the sea ice and well south of the antarctic circle,.