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1.Scott of the Antartic reached the South Pole in January 2012. Who beat him to it?
(Roald Engelbregt Gravning) Amundsen (Norwegian)
2.Which 21 year old student from Newcastle University became the youngest Briton to ski the full distance to the South Pole in January 2012?
Bryony Balen
3.Which British Blue Peter presenter is attempting, in January 2012, to get to the South Pole on a variety modes of transport – including a bike and kite ski?
Helen Skelton
4.Who were the two men who first stepped foot on the moon?
Neil Armstorng & Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin
5.Who was the first person to have indisputably reached both the North and South Poles?
(Roald Engelbregt Gravning) Amundsen (Norwegian), see question 1.
6.Who were the American explorers who travelled from Missouri to the Oregon and back between 1804 and 1806?
Lewis and Clark, William Clark & Meriwether Lewis.
7.Who is most commonly attributed as finding America, when he was hoping to find a route to India?
Christopher Colombus
8.Which British explorer was the first ship's captain to stop the disease scurvy (now known to be caused by a lack of vitamin C) among sailors by providing them with fresh fruits?
Captain James Cook
9.Who was the Spanish adventurer and conquistador (he was also a failed law student) who overthrew the Aztec empire and claimed Mexico for Spain (1519-21).
Hernán Cortes, Marqués Del Valle De Oaxaca.
10.Which Portuguese explorer discovered an ocean route from Portugal to the East – thought to be impossible at the time - in 1497??
Vasco da Gama