List of Antarctic expeditions

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Terra Australis
Typus Orbis Terrarum drawn by Abraham Ortelius.jpg
Terra Australis is the large continent on the bottom of this 1570 map.

This list of Antarctic expeditions is a chronological list of expeditions involving Antarctica. Although the existence of a southern continent had been hypothesized as early as the writings of Ptolemy in the 1st century AD, the South Pole was not reached until 1911.


Pre-19th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ O'Connor, Tom Polynesians in the Southern Ocean: Occupation of the Auckland Islands in Prehistory in New Zealand Geographic 69 (September–October 2004): 6–8)
  2. ^ Anderson, Atholl J., & Gerard R. O'Regan To the Final Shore: Prehistoric Colonisation of the Subantarctic Islands in South Polynesia in Australian Archaeologist: Collected Papers in Honour of Jim Allen Canberra: Australian National University, 2000. 440–454.
  3. ^ Anderson, Atholl J., & Gerard R. O'Regan The Polynesian Archaeology of the Subantarctic Islands: An Initial Report on Enderby Island Southern Margins Project Report. Dunedin: Ngai Tahu Development Report, 1999
  4. ^ Anderson, Atholl J. Subpolar Settlement in South Polynesia Antiquity 79.306 (2005): 791–800
  5. ^ David McGonigalm Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent Frances Lincoln Ltd., 2009 ISBN 0-7112-2980-5 page 288-289
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  7. ^, 2005. Retrieved on 2008-10-14[self-published source]
  8. ^, Transantarctica 2005–06 at Tierras Polares Archived 7 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Aislinn Simpson (29 December 2006), "Woman treks alone to South Pole in 39 days", The Guardian, retrieved 2013-03-12 
  10. ^[self-published source]
  11. ^ Conor J. Ryan Joys and Hardships of Antarctic Fieldwork, retrieved 2011 Aug 24
  12. ^ Martin, Peter (Dec 2011), "Todd Carmichael, American", Esquire: 202, retrieved 2013-03-13 
  13. ^[self-published source]
  14. ^ Moon Regan transantarctic crossing[self-published source]
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  16. ^ BSAE 2012 - Spirit of Scott[self-published source]
  17. ^ "Long Day's Journey into White | Adventure". Reader's Digest Asia. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  18. ^ Michael Warren. "First woman to cross Antarctica solo sets two records". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  19. ^ "British adventurer Felicity Aston caps first ski crossing of Antarctica by woman". ESPN. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  20. ^ Antarctic Tears, Sastrugi Press, 2014
  21. ^ Shackleton Epic [self-published source]
  22. ^ "The Scott Expedition". 
  23. ^ "Willis Resilience Expedition". 
  24. ^ Explorersweb (2011-01-13). "Breaking news: Christian Eide bags the South Pole solo speed ski world record". Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
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  • Savatyugin, L. M.; Preobrazhenskaya, M. A. (1999). Российские исследования в Антарктике [Russian Exploration of Antarctica] (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: Gidrometeoizdat, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring of Russian Federation (Roshydromet). ISBN 5-286-01265-5. 
  • "Soviet Antarctic Expedition". Information Bulletin. Amsterdam: Elsevier Pub. Co. 1958–1974. ISSN 0038-5271. 

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