by Kraig Becker On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan, were attempting to circumnavigate the globe in their Lockheed Electra aircraft when they went missing somewhere over the South Pacific. At the time, Earhart was a celebrated aviator and her disappearance made headlines across the globe. What [...]
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by Kraig Becker On January 17, 1912 famed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole only to find the Norwegian flag of his rival Roald Amundsen already in place there. For months Scott and his men had been locked in a heated race with Amundsen to be the [...]
A new long distance trekking route is set to open in Africa early next year that will give backpackers and mountain bikers a new challenge to strive for. The new trail will run from South Sudan to Uganda, following in the footsteps of a celebrated explorer who first visited the [...]
Exactly 125 years ago this week, 33 of the top explorers and scientists in the U.S. came together at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss the creation of “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”