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We’ve written about Extreme Journeys to the Pole, so we were interested to learn that the Royal Geographical Society is featuring photographer Herbert Ponting’s unforgettable and epic images of Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Contemporary Polar experts Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Pen Hadow provide commentary. The exhibit runs to February 28th.

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Hillary looking debonair

Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society has a collection of over one million historic and contemporary images of exploration. In celebration of Sir Edmund Hillary's achievements, the Society has just opened a photographic gallery of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's successful bid to reach the summit of Everest.

Cat adds - The fellow gently putting his arm around the Adélie penguin reminds me that men who are tender, courageous (only the brave travelled to Antarctica early in the 20th century) and curious are intensely lovable.

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