History of Antarctica

Visit our History Timeline for a complete visual layout of Antarctica's fascinating past. From the continent's first sighting through explorer accounts, station building, claims, treaties and tragedies.

Timeline of Antarctic History

Amundsen- Scott
Race For The South Pole

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Shackleton's Endurance
Online Exhibit

Within eighty five miles
of their destination, the
Antarctic continent their
ship Endurance was
trapped and slowly crushed by
pack ice. With no
communication to the outside
world their ordeal would last
twenty months. More >

Belgica Expedition - 1897

This expedition successfully achieved two main objectives; the very first scientific research program carried out in this part of the globe and also the first expedition that spent the polar night caught among the ice blocks. More >