Heroic Age Antarctic Expedition Leaders

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Can you name the leaders of Antarctic expeditions between 1895 and 1918?

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Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99First to overwinter in the Antarctic circle
British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross Expedition)First to overwinter on the Antarctic mainland and reached new farthest south at 78°30'S
National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery Expedition)Reached new farthest south at 82°17'S and first to ascend the Western Mountains
German Antarctic Expedition 1901-03 (Gauss Expedition)Discovered Kaiser Wilhelm II Land
Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-03Marooned after expedition ship sank while frozen in Weddell Sea
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04Established Orcadas weather station and discovered Coats Land
French Antarctic Expedition 1903-05Mapped islands and western coast of Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsular
British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod Expedition)Reached new farthest south at 88°23'S and reached the South Magnetic Pole
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French Antarctic Expedition 1908-10Explored Bellingshausen Sea
Japanese Antarctic Expedition 1910-12First non-European expedition explored the coast of King Edward VII Land
Norwegian South Pole Expedition 1910-12 (Fram Expedition)First to reach the South Pole
British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova Expedition)Second to reach the South Pole a month after the first expedition
German Antarctic Expedition 1911-13Discovered Luitpold Coast and the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf
Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14Discovered and mapped King George V Land and Queen Mary Land, mapped Adelie Land
Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17Main party marooned after expedition ship sank while frozen in Weddell Sea, six men sailed open boat to South Georgia to find help. Ross Sea ship also trapped in ice but survived and land group recovered with three dead

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