Women Explorers

In 1966 Lars-Eric Lindblad led the first-ever expedition to Antarctica for citizen explorers. Of the 56 intrepid travelers who signed on to go where only explorers and scientists had gone before, 37 were women—clear evidence that the desire for adventure and exploration is female, too. So, we celebrate female explorers, current and former. Click each photo below to learn who they are and what they do.


Holly Fearnbach

Holly Fearnbach

“My greatest motivation is the hope that our research efforts will continue informing conservation and management measures to protect marine ecosystems around the world. Our planet needs all the help it can get right now, and it is our duty to help conserve delicate ecosystems like the Antarctic Peninsula.”



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Alyssa Adler

Caitlyn Webster

Kristin Hettermann

Felicity Aston

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Elise Lockton

Isabella Lindblad

Maya Santangelo

Ella Potts

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Jenny Kingsley

Heidi Norling

Johanna Garcia

Pamela Fingleton

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Bette Lu Krause

Sisse Brimberg

Michelle Rider &
Sara Henstam

Willowdean Handy

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Stacy Rivett

Sylvia Earle

Kathy Sullivan

Hilda Sarmiento

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Jennifer Burgin

Jeanne Baret

Jen Martin

Zaria Forman

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Krista Rossow

Annie Fiske

Bessie C. Sweeney

Ana Esteves

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Eva Saragosa

Sarah Culler

Dora the Explorer

Tierney Thys

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LYnn Fowler

Sharon Grainger

Wanny Woldstad


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