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Blog: History
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Frank Wild: A Polar Hero

FRANK WILD: A POLAR HEROFrank Wild was an English sailor and explorer. Born John Robert Francis Wild on April 19th, 1873, in Yorkshire, he was the second of 13 children. Best known as Shackleton’s second in command during the ill-fated Trans-Antarctic Expedition...

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Landing Spotlight: Port Lockroy

Port LockroyPort Lockroy is located in a bay on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island just off the Antarctic Peninsula. It is Antarctica’s single most visited landing site, and rightly so with its famous post office and fascinating history. A former British base...

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Landing Spotlight: Elephant Island

ELEPHANT ISLANDOne of our most popular landings is Elephant Island. From above, this spectacular place looks almost to be the shape of an elephant head and trunk. It is also home to the hundreds of elephant seals that make their home there. Located just 150 miles off...

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A Brief History of Polar Clothing

Thick woolen sweaters and hats, leather boots and a Burberry jacket – this might seem like a fashion statement for today’s times, but in actuality this clothing was used for function – not fashion – for some of the earliest polar explorers. Imagine you are traveling...

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