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Antarctic exploration, route maps

Antarctic exploration. Map of Antarctica showing the routes taken by Ernest Shackleton (1914 to 1916, red), Roald Amundsen (1911 to 1912, brown), Robert Scott (1911 to 1912, blue) and Richard Byrd (1929, green). Shackletons route, on the ship Endurance, was part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The ship was trapped in pack ice and sank. The dotted line shows the return journey. Amundsen and Scott both attempted to reach the South Pole, Amundsen succeeding, the first to do so. Scott also reached the Pole, but perished on the return journey. Byrds journey was by aircraft, the first flight over the South Pole

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1900s Aeroplane Air Craft Air Plane Antarctic Antarctica Aviation Continent Discovering Discovery Exploration Exploring Flight Land Plane Polar Route Routes Ship South Pole Southern Blue Background Endurance Ernest Shackleton Firsts Roald Amundsen Robert Scott


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This print showcases the routes taken by four legendary explorers during their Antarctic expeditions. The map, set against a serene blue background, highlights the incredible journeys of Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Robert Scott, and Richard Byrd in vibrant colors. Ernest Shackleton's route is depicted in striking red lines as part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition aboard the Endurance. However, tragedy struck when the ship became trapped in pack ice and ultimately sank. The dotted line represents their arduous return journey. Roald Amundsen's successful quest to reach the South Pole is illustrated with distinguished brown lines. He made history as the first person to conquer this icy frontier. Robert Scott's courageous endeavor is represented by deep blue lines as he too aimed for glory at the South Pole. Sadly, his heroic feat was marred by tragedy on his return journey. Richard Byrd's groundbreaking flight over Antarctica is marked with vibrant green lines, symbolizing his pioneering achievement as the first aviator to soar above this frozen continent. This remarkable artwork not only captures these historical milestones but also celebrates human curiosity and perseverance in exploring uncharted territories. It serves as a testament to mankind's relentless pursuit of knowledge and discovery amidst harsh conditions that define our planet's southernmost region - Antarctica.

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Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
Map of Scotts and Amundsens route to the South Pole
Map of Scotts and Amundsens route to the South Pole
Endurance at midwinter, 1915
Endurance at midwinter, 1915
Portrait of Ernest Shackleton
Portrait of Ernest Shackleton
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
Return of the sun after the long winter darkness
Return of the sun after the long winter darkness
Frank Wild examining the wreckage of the Endurance
Frank Wild examining the wreckage of the Endurance
The first meal on Elephant Island
The first meal on Elephant Island
Members of the expedition on Elephant Island
Members of the expedition on Elephant Island
Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911
The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911
Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic
Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic

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