A collection of biographies of some of the explorers who went to Antarctica during the Heroic Age from 1898-1922. A time when there were more blanks on the map than known regions and when many of what are now the "obvious" ways of living and travelling in a cold environment were learned the hard way.

Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration Biographies


Abbott, George, Percy
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Amundsen, Roald - South Pole

Argles, Harold, Arthur
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Armitage, Albert, Borlace
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Atkinson, Edward
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Bage, Robert
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Bakewell, William
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Balson, Albert
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Barne, Michael
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Bernacchi, Louis
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Berry, Victor
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09

Bickerton, Francis H
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Blackborow, Percy
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Blake, Leslie
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Bowers, Henry Robertson
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Browning, Frank Vernon
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Buckridge, Horace Edgar
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Campbell, Victor Lindsay Arbuthnot
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Charcot, Jean Baptiste
    Charcot - Francais 1903 - 1905
    Charcot - Pourquoi-Pas? 1908 - 1910

Cheetham, Alfred
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Clark, Robert
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Close, John
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Correll, Percy
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Crean, Thomas
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Dailey, Frederick
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Debenham, Frank
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Dickason, Harry
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Dovers, George
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Duus, Ole Peder

Evans, Edgar
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13

Evans, Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Ferrar, Hartley Travers
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Florence, Edwin
    Bruce - Scotia 1902-04

Girev / Geroff,Dmitrii
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Gran, Tryggve
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Gravill, Henry
    Bruce - Scotia 1902-04

Green, Charles
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Greenstreet, Lionel
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Hamilton, Harold
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Hannam, Walter
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Harrisson, Charles
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Hoadley, Charles
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Hodgeman, Alfred James
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Holness, Ernest
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

How, Walter
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Hudson, Hubert
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Hunter, John George
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Hurley, Frank
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Hussey, Leonard
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

James, Reginald
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Jeffrey, Douglas, George
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Johansen, Fredrick Hjalmar

Jones, Sydney
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Kennedy, Alexander
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Kerr, Alexander
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Koettlitz, Reginald
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Koren, Johan
    de Gerlache - Belgica 1897-99

Laseron, Charles
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Lashly, William
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Levick, George Murray
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Lincoln, Bert
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Lindstrom, Adolf
    Amundsen - Fram 1910-11

 

Macklin, Alexander
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Madigan, Cecil Thomas
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Marston, George
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Mawson, Douglas
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

McCarthy, Timothy
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

McIlroy, James
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

McLean, Archibald
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

McLeod, Thomas
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

McNeish, Henry
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Meares, Cecil Henry
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Mertz, Xavier
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Moyes, Morton
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Mulock, George Francis Arthur
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Murphy, Herbert
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Ninnis, BES
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Nodder, Richard Henry
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09

Oates, Lawrence
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Omelchenko, Anton
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Orde, Lees Thomas
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Ponting, Herbert
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Prestrud, Kristian
    Amundsen - Fram 1910-11

Priestley, Raymond
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13

Rickinson, Lewis
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Royds, Charles
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Sandell, Charles
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Sawyer, A. J
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Scott, Robert Falcon
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13

Shackleton, Ernest
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Simpson, George Clarke
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Skelton, Reginald
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Spice, Walter
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09

Stephenson, William
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Stillwell, Frank
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Taylor, Thomas Griffith
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

Vince, George
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04

Vincent, John
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Watson, Andrew
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Webb, Eric
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Whetter, Leslie
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13

Wild, Frank
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Shackleton - Nimrod 1907-09
    Mawson - Aurora 1911-13
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Wilson, Edward Adrian
    Scott - Discovery 1901-04
    Scott -
Terra Nova 1910-13

Wordie, James
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17

Worsley, Frank
    Shackleton - Endurance 1914-17
    Shackleton - Quest 1921-22

Wright, Charles Seymour
    Scott - Terra Nova 1910-13

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