20-03 Segment 1: Arctic Exploration: The Demise Of The 1881 Greely Expedition

20-03 Segment 1: Arctic Exploration: The Demise Of The 1881 Greely Expedition

In 1881, Lt. Adolphus Greely and 24 men set out on a voyage to explore the northernmost Polar Arctic where few had ventured before. The goal was to collect vast amounts of scientific data of the unknown region and hopefully reach the North Pole. But the expedition soon went awry when no resupply made it to the camp for two years and the men were left to fend for themselves. Starvation, frostbite and even tales of cannibalism soon followed in this historic tale of exploration and survival.

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18-16 Segment 1: Adventures and Explorations

Being an explorer seems like a childhood fantasy, but it’s a real thing people do. We talk to two experts about explorers of the past and ways you can see the world through fresh eyes.

17-17 Segment 2: The Adventure is Still Out There: Explorers past and present, explored

We talk to two experts about some notable explorers of the past and ways you can see the world through fresh eyes yourself.