Women Explorers

In 1966 Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first-ever expedition to Antarctica for citizen explorers. Of the 56 intrepid travelers who signed on to go where only explorers and scientists had gone before, 37 were women—clear evidence that the desire for adventure and exploration is female, too. So, we celebrate female explorers, current and former. Click each photo below to learn who they are and what they do.


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