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Early years of 20th century are today remembered as one of the most exciting times for the explorers. In that short 25-year period, several important scientific journeys left their mark in the polar snows and history of the world. That time-period is today known as "Heroic Age of Polar Exploration".
Douglas Mawson was a famous geologist and adventures who managed to become one of the most famous Australian explorers of the frozen continent. Here you can learn more about his interesting tale.
Exploits of this English explorer proved to be instrumental in the exploration of the Antarctic. One of his most famous missions is the one from 1908, where he managed to get only 102 miles from the pole.
One of the most successful English Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott is best known for his second Antarctic mission in which managed to reach the South Pole only five weeks after the Roald Admunsen. Sadly, he and his crew died in the frozen Antarctic on their way
back to home base.