Carsten Borchgrevink

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Jacob Roggeveen

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John Ross (Arctic explorer)

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Reinhold Messner

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Jedediah Smith

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Martin Frobisher

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David Livingstone

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James Cook

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Francis Drake

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William John Wills

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