Our new ship Magellan Explorer is named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer that led the first expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
Journal archive: Polar History
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Born in Konoura, Akita, Japan in July 1861, Shirase Nobu led the first Japanese expedition to Antarctica from December 1910 to June 1912.
We hope you enjoy this brief dose of polar history, the fourth in our Famous Antarctic Explorers Series!
Captain Robert Falcon Scott, a British Royal Navy officer, was born in Devon, England in 1868. He is best known for his two Antarctic expeditions.
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, a Norwegian polar explorer is most notably famous for being the first to arrive at the South Pole.
If it wasn’t for brave and adventurous and curious men like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott, we might not be able to travel to Antarctica.