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jane dotchin riding in England

At 82, Jane Dotchin Saddles Up for Her 50th 1,000KM Ride Across England

Seasoned horsewoman Jane Dotchin and her faithful steed Diamond...

Great Explorers: Oscar Eckenstein

Born in 1859, English engineer and mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein...

Great Explorers: Francis Younghusband

Dubbed the last great imperial adventurer, Sir Francis Younghusband...

Great Explorers: Peter Aufschnaiter, the Other Austrian in ‘Seven Years in Tibet’

Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's travel classic, Seven Years in...
L'Anse Aux Meadows

1021 AD: The Precise Date The Vikings Lived in North America

We've long known that the Vikings lived in North...
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How Victor Vescovo Found the Deepest Shipwreck in History

As the submersible glides through the icy black of...
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First Dog, 10th Man to Walk Around the World

The mythic history of man and dog has a...

Great Explorers: Alexandra David-Neel –Traveler, Opera Singer, Monk, Free Spirit

Alexandra David-Neel sought freedom from convention, and preferred sleeping...

Enjoy Snow? Here’s the Man Who Took the First Pictures of Snowflakes

Though not an explorer of geographies, Snowflake Bentley was...

Legends Series: Aloha Wanderwell

Ambitious trailblazer, innovator, and adventurer; Aloha Wanderwell was born...

Escape from Camp 354: Mount Kenya, 1943

The history of Africa's second-highest peak culminates in the...
1930s Grape-Nuts ad by General Foods. Grape-Nuts to fund 10 women explorers a total of $125,000

Grape-Nuts Seeks Women Adventurers to Sponsor

March is Women's History Month, and Grape-Nuts is taking...
Winter aerial view of the epicentre of the Tunguska event in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Tungussky Nature Reserve

Divers to Explore Possible Crater of Siberia’s Famous Tunguska Meteor

A quartet of geophysicists and hydrobiologists has obtained a...

Great Explorers: Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Emmeline Freda Du Faur defied convention by pioneering women's...

Great Explorers: Suersaq, aka Hans Hendrik

Hans Henrik was an unusual polar explorer. He went...

The Hidden Treasure: Kongur Tagh, 1981

Kongur Tagh (7,719m) lies in the Kashgar Mountains, near...

100 Great Explorers of the Last 100 Years

BY MARTIN WALSH, ANGELA BENAVIDES, ASH ROUTEN, KRIS ANNAPURNA,...

Great Explorers: Rockwell Kent

“I don’t want petty self-expression...I want the rhythm of...

Cho Oyu 1964 and the Strange Double Life of Fritz Stammberger

The almanacs of climbing history prefer not to include...
Female IFMGA mountain guide in Bugaboo Provincial Park

Changing Times: Three Prominent Female IFMGA Mountain Guides

Women make up less than 2% of all mountain...
Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...

New Zealand Explorers: Laura Dekker

When minors do extraordinary things, controversy follows. That rule...

Great Explorers: the Inuit Shaman Qitdlarssuaq

The Qitdlarssuaq story has not been made into a...

Great Explorers: Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen

While Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen sought fame and...

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