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The Greatest Explorers of the Last 100 Years – in a nutshell!

[ 0 ] 6 September 2012 |

Did you know that a man from Stevenage  – called Noel Croft – held the world record for the longest self-sustaining journey across the Arctic? Or that a Canadian, Frank Cole, became the first North American to cross the Sahara alone in 1990?

Of course, you will know that Ranulph Fiennes is one of the world’s greatest living explorers, but did you know that he also led the first hovercraft expedition up the Nile? And while most people can recall the name of the first person on the summit of Everest, not everyone will know the date of this awesome achievement.

Now we bet we have you intrigued! To find out more about these amazing explorers and many more, check out our stunning new Infographic, The Greatest Explorers of the Last 100 Years.

infographics title and exlporers compass

From the biggest names in worldwide exploration to their most amazing achievements – and everything in between – the infographic reveals a wealth of fascinating facts and details in one easy-to-understand on-line resource.

We reckon our explorers infographic will appeal to all kinds of history and adventure lovers, from schoolchildren to outdoors veterans, and from have-a-go hill walkers to experienced mountaineers.

There’s a fascinating World Expedition Map, which shows places in the world that have attracted most explorations. Take a closer look to discover that places such as southern Europe and northern Africa have featured the most exploration, while the areas of least exploration include Australia and eastern Africa.

world expedition map

More than 30 great explorers are also brought to life, revealed as superb headshot artworks and with details of their most outstanding achievements.

The explorers include:

  • Colonel Noel Croft, Frank Cole and Ranulph Fiennes.
  • Eric Shipton, who in the 1930s was acclaimed for his amazing Himalayan climbing
  • Intrepid female explorer Robyn Davidson, who undertook a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia using camels.
  • American Conrad Anker, who is most famous for challenging ascents in the high Himalaya and Antarctica.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who were the first two people confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.
  • And many, many more…

explorers factfiles: Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Chirstian Bonington

The factfile of explorers includes names you will easily recognise and lesser-known adventurers who are sure to wow you.

A chart of major explorer achievements of the past 100 years also shows when the most significant explorations and adventure achievements took place.

Our marketing director David Scotland said: “We wanted to highlight the amazing achievements of some of the world’s greatest explorers over the past 100 years and so we created this amazing infographic.

“We are delighted with the outcome and we hope that it will be of great fascination to as many people as possible as it was for us to put it together.

“We are keen for people to share this Infographic and we have given a link so that people can embed the infographic on to their own blogs and websites.

“The internet is such a visual place – and we are always looking at new ways to display exciting facts and interesting information.”

You can see our infographic and find out how to embed it on to your website or blog.

Category: Fun, Great Explorers

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