At a Glance
Join Nicole Flores, polar expedition guide, for an engaging lecture charting the fascinating history of the North Pole expeditions. Discover the stories of extraordinary pioneers such as Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook, Robert Peary and Roald Amundsen and the blend of courage, determination and innovative strategies that empowered them to navigate one of the planet's most formidable environments. Gain insight into their triumphs, setbacks and the significant sacrifices made in their relentless pursuit of this last frontier of earthly exploration. This presentation will take you on a journey, starting with Sir John Franklin's lost expedition in 1845, and weave through the most notable and contentious American pursuits, to reveal which of these pioneers first set foot on the North Pole. Join us for a celebration of the resilient human spirit and unravel the mysteries shrouding this icy realm.