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2013-07-26 08:22:17

QUEBEC CITY, July 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Amundsen will celebrate its 10(th) Anniversary as a research icebreaker this year as it departs Quebec City on 26 July for its annual expedition to the Canadian Arctic. Over the last 10 years, the CCGS Amundsen has been a major catalyst in revitalizing Canadian Arctic science by giving Canadian researchers and their international collaborators unprecedented access to the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to major...

2013-06-11 04:21:26

UPDATED 6/10/13 9 P.M.--Please note new locations for events at 9:30 & 12:30 p.m., new start time for Senate hearing (3 p.m.), and additional sponsor. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Explorer and director James Cameron will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 11, with Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a series of public events and a Senate hearing. Central to their visit is the display of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER,...

2013-04-30 12:24:42

Half-Hour Documentary Goes Behind the Scenes of New Film That Brings to Life One of the Most Daring and Dramatic Sea Explorations of Our Time KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story Hosted by EXTRA's Maria Menounos Premieres This Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. ET/PT During Night of Exploration on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today the world premiere of KON-TIKI: The Incredible True Story, a 30-minute...

Whiskey Being Returned To Shackleton’s Antarctica Base
2013-01-20 07:40:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three bottles of 100-year-old whisky that had been discovered under the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton´s abandoned expedition base in Antarctica were handed over to officials at Scott Base in New Zealand on Saturday, as they continue their journey back to the remote cabin where they were originally found. According to Sky News Australia, the bottles in question contained Scotch donated to Shackleton´s British Antarctic...

Ranulph Fiennes Launches Winter Antarctic Crossing Expedition
2013-01-07 12:37:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ranulph “Ran” Fiennes, dubbed by Guinness as “the world´s greatest living explorer,” set sail today for the Antarctic, leading a team of adventurers who want to be the first to cross the vast continent during winter. Fiennes has described the expedition as a trip into the unknown with no chance of rescue if the trek goes awry. Fiennes and crew left Cape Town, South Africa early Monday, cheered off by...

2012-12-14 12:22:54

January 2013 Magazine Features Five Covers Highlighting The Superlatives Of Exploration National Geographic Channels To Premiere Anniversary Program On 'New Age Of Exploration' In January WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a publishing first for National Geographic magazine, each copy of the January 2013 issue will feature five covers highlighting the Society's 125(th) anniversary theme, "A New Age of Exploration." The multiple covers will be included in the...

Adventurers To Recreate Epic 1916 Shackleton Journey To Antarctica
2012-12-03 12:27:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1916, a party led by Ernest Shackleton completed one of the most epic survival adventures, rowing 800 nautical miles through the icy waters of the Southern Ocean and traversing a mountainous, 32-mile section of South Georgia Island, to contact help and assemble a team to rescue the rest of his expedition team that was stranded back on Elephant Island off the coast of Antarctica. In January, a team of British and Australian...

2012-10-17 15:22:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler magazine's "Digital Nomad," has set off on an Around the World by Private Jet trip with National Geographic Expeditions. As he explores with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis, art historian Jack Daulton and National Geographic photographer Massimo Bassano, Evans will tweet, blog, vlog and "Instagram" on NationalGeographic.com's Digital Nomad blog...

2012-09-17 06:21:50

LONDON, September 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran polar explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, will take on one of the last remaining polar challenges by attempting to cross Antarctica in winter - the coldest journey on Earth - with five colleagues and with the support of the Commonwealth and a number of sponsors. On 6 December 2012, on board the expedition's South African ice-strengthened research ship, 'SA Agulhas', the expedition team - led by Sir Ranulph - will leave London,...

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2012-08-25 08:58:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The search for a pair of ships from the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition, which began four years ago, will continue, as officials from the Canadian government announced Thursday that a new expedition would depart this week in an attempt to find the location of those vessels. According to Reuters, archeologists and divers began their hunt for the lost British vessels HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in 2008. Those ships were...


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Admiral Sir George Back
2014-01-07 10:58:04

Admiral Sir George Back FRS, born November 6th of 1796 and died on June 23rd of 1878, was a British naval officer, naturalist, artist, and explorer of the Canadian Arctic. He was born in Stockport. When he was a boy, he went to sea as a volunteer in the frigate HMS Arethusa in the year 1808 and participated in the destruction of batteries on the Spanish coast. In the following year he was involved in the fighting in the Bay of Biscay up until he was captured by the French. He remained a...

Heinrich Barth
2014-01-06 09:33:24

Heinrich Barth, born February 16 of 1821 and died November 25th of 1865, was a German explorer of Africa and a scholar. He is one of the greatest of the European explorers of Africa, and his scholarly preparation, ability to speak and write in Arabic, learning African languages, and character meant that he delicately documented the details of the cultures that he visited. He was among the first to comprehend the uses of oral history of the peoples, and he collected many. He established...

Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

Roald Amundsen
2013-10-29 11:20:57

Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer that was known for his expeditions into polar regions. He is best known for his discovery of the South Pole, being the first recognized explorer to reach the North Pole, and being the first explorer to travel along the Northwest Passage. He was born to Jens Amundsen and Hanna Sahlqvist in July of 1872. His family owned and managed a number of ships, but his mother did not want him to join the family trade, encouraging him to become a doctor. Amundsen...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

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