Blog: Antarctica History

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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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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