History Stories
CATEGORY: South Pole
Century-Old Fruit Cake Found in Antarctica is ‘Almost Edible’
August 11, 2017

It was likely left by explorers racing to reach the South Pole. Read More

Scientists Just Found a Doomed Antarctic Explorer’s Lost Painting
June 14, 2017

More than a century after Dr. Edward Wilson perished on a famous British expedition to the South Pole, a watercolor he painted turned up in a hut in Antarctica. Read More

The Treacherous Race to the South Pole
January 17, 2017

In the early 1910s, explorers Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott engaged in a frantic, and ultimately tragic, race to be the first man to reach the South Pole. Read More

Relatives Bid to Finish Ill-Fated Shackleton Expedition
November 20, 2015

A century after Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition, descendants of one crewmember hope to complete the family’s “unfinished business” and trek to the South Pole. Read More