Dr Livingstone was a medical pioneer, medical missionary, and African explorer.
On the morning of March 17th, during a blizzard, Oates told Robert Scott he was ‘just going outside and may be some time’. He was never seen again. He sacrificed his life so others could survive the starvation.
Thanks to Shackleton’s heroism and determination, not a single member of the ill-fated South Pole expedition was lost.
Alexander Mackenzie completed the first recorded transcontinental crossing of North America by a European outside of Mexico.
Among many other things, Mae Jemison was the first African American woman to travel in space.
Edmund Hillary is famous for being the first climber to reach the summit of Everest, however his humanitarian work for the Sherpa people of Nepal is less well know.