EXPLORERS

Join Sir Ranulph Fiennes for a special screening of Scott of the Antarctic at the RGS-IBG
Geographical presents extracts from four explorers at the RGS-IBG Friday Night Lecture for Explore 2016
Explorers share a strange experience from the wild and what it taught them 

Off the beaten path

A long-term scouting project kicked off this year, to create the first Transcaucasian hiking trail across Georgia and Armenia. Chris Fitch hitched a ride to observe how such an ambitious undertaking can be achieved in this remote and mountainous region
While some aspiring expedition leaders and field scientists attend Explore once, many more return year after year, making the journey from delegate to panellist to speaker as their fieldwork and expedition experience grows. Here’s how the annual expedition and field…
While some aspiring expedition leaders and field scientists attend Explore once, many more return year after year, making the journey from delegate to panellist to speaker as their fieldwork and expedition experience grows. Here’s how the annual expedition and field…
While some aspiring expedition leaders and field scientists attend Explore once, many more return year after year, making the journey from delegate to panellist to speaker as their fieldwork and expedition experience grows. Here’s how the annual expedition and field…
While some aspiring expedition leaders and field scientists attend Explore once, many more return year after year, making the journey from delegate to panellist to speaker as their fieldwork and expedition experience grows. Here’s how the annual expedition and field…
When Geordie Torr and his partner decided to leave the UK and move back to Australia with their two young daughters, they took the long way, spending six months driving around Europe and then another six travelling home overland
A chance encounter resulted in the breakthrough set to solve one of exploration history’s biggest mysteries. As the discovery of Franklin’s second ship, the HMS Terror, hits headlines, Joseph Frey tells the amazing story of how his original vessel, HMS…
Reports that Sir John Franklin’s second ship, HMS Terror, has been discovered off Canada’s King William Island, in aptly named Terror Bay, means a major new piece of the Franklin puzzle has been found
Ernest Shackleton faces a race against time to rescue the stranded crew of the Endurance from the harsh winter of Elephant Island

Into the abode of death

After 49 days on foot and by camel, Mark Evans, along with Omani explorers Mohammed Al Zadjali and Amur Al Wahaibi, arrived in Doha having followed the 1930 trail of explorer Bertram Thomas across the Empty Quarter of Arabia
The commonly held view of Lake Victoria as the source of the world’s longest river isn’t as clear cut as many would believe. Renowned explorer, author and philanthropist, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, sets out a case for looking further afield
For geography teacher and adventurer Fearghal O’Nuallain, it took local knowledge and an acceptance of the unknown to make it along Bolivia’s 200-mile river in one piece
Prior to the recent unrest in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Lesser Caucasus, writer and filmmaker Frank Middleton encountered first-hand the intricate negotiations involved in simply going for a walk
Spelunking? It’s what we would call caving or potholing. And urban spelunking is what it sounds like: exploring cities’ underground infrastructures. Steve Duncan describes the highs and lows, and outlines the kit you’ll need to mount your own metropolitan subterranean…
Striking out in a dangerous attempt to communicate their perilous situation to the outside world, Ernest Shackleton takes a small crew in a lifeboat and sets off on a 750-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia

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