FIRST WOMAN ARCTIC EXPLORER: Josephine Peary, wife of Robert Peary, was a First Lady of the Arctic, “Mother of the Snow Baby,” and a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions who’d outlived her husband by three decades.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott Naval officer and polar explorer, arguably the most pioneering British explorer of The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.He reached the South pole on the 17 January 1912 and died during return journey.
Matthew Alexander Henson, African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on multiple expeditions, including the 1909 expedition in which he planted the American flag as the first person to reach the Geographic North Pole.
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"The death of Bellot" (with thanks to Andrés Paredes for this image) Among all the storied names of Arctic explorers from the "heroic a...
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greatest husband-and-wife photo ever. 5. This is Arctic explorer Peter Freuchen and his third wife, fashion illustrator, Dagmar Cohn (later Dagmar Freuchen-Gale). Every day he was away on polar expeditions, he sent Dagmar a letter and copied the Danish Royal Library. "This 'didn't cramp his style at all' his wife had said. She added, 'All famous Danes do it, you know. And it's quite all right because the letters are never opened until 50 years after the death of the writer."