In April 2008, Gregg Treinish became one of the first two people to trek the length of the Andes Mountains, south of the equator, a journey that lasted nearly two years and 7,800 miles. Following the spine of the longest mountain chain in the world, he and Deia Schlosberg created a new route, often times off-trail and even off-map. Through intimate journal entries, stunning video, and captivating slides, Gregg will bring the Explorer's Club along for the journey.More Details
The Last Safari follows the story of a photojournalist's quest for meaning through the unforgiving landscape of remote Kenya as she sets out in search of the tribes-people she documented a decade earlier, dodging everything from bullets and floods, to heat strokes along the way. One decade and two books later, Gilbert has assembled an unlikely team of safari first-timers to accompany her return as she brings them her books and presents cinema slide shows to the most remote villages in Kenya. For most audiences, this will be the first time to see a cinema projection as well as photographs of themselves and their sacred ceremonies.More Details
Ending the War on Wildlife — We are in the midst of a mass extinction; as many as 50% of all land and marine species could be gone by 2100. Unlike other extinctions in Earth’s history the blame for this one points squarely at us. We are at a crossroads and how we move forward will affect everything for the generations that follow us. Fortunately we are living in the great age of technological wizardry. Can we turn things around? How do we do it? Jane Alexander discusses the problems and possible solutions in this provocative lecture.More Details
Peter Bruchhausen FE'71, will show a film of an Expedition led by the legendary Eric Shipton to the then totally unexplored Darwin Range in Tierra del Fuego. The Darwin Range is the last Southern portion of the vast Andes Mountain Range that runs down the whole western flank of South America. This mountain range is larger than the Alps, and until 1963 had remained totally unexplored except for a failed attempt by an Italian Expedition. The film was shown at the Banff Festival some years ago, with great reviews.More Details
Norwegian-American Finn Ronne -- one-time member of The Explorers Club Board of Directors -- was a noted Antarctic Explorer and veteran of five over-wintering expeditions. His life dream was accomplished when he led his own Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition from 1946-48. Jackie Ronne, who was a fellow of the Explorers Club, was a pioneer in Antarctic history, becoming the first American woman to set foot on the Antarctic continent and the first woman to over-winter as a working member of an expedition. The Antarctic Ronne Ice Shelf is named in their honor.More Details
Adventure novelist and marine biologist Clive Cussler FN’78 is founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). During his career, Cussler has written more than 50 books, many featuring protagonist Dirk Pitt, which have landed him on the New York Times bestseller list over a dozen times. "Sahara" and "Raise the Titanic" were both made into movies. Just five days short of his 82nd birthday, Cussler will share with interviewer Jim Clash tales of finding sunken shipwrecks, touring the world as a famous novelist and working in the advertising industry during the hey-day "Mad Men" period.More Details
Vanessa O'Brien holds the women's record (just over 11 months) for the "Explorers Grand Slam" - a ski to the North and South Poles, plus climbs of the Seven Summits (highest peaks on each continent): Elbrus (Europe); Kilimanjaro (Africa); Kosciuzko (Australia); Everest (Asia); McKinley (North America); Aconcagua (South America); Vinson (Antarctica). She even threw in Carstenz Pyramid (Oceania), if one considers that the seventh continent instead of Australia. O'Brien, a former banker, will talk about this and more with interviewer Jim Clash, then answer audience questions at the end.More Details
Portrait of Everest is the photographic project of Jeff Botz, which is the first comprehensive photographic survey of the world’s tallest mountain and the surrounding area. His photographic style and techniques are unique to the area around Everest, using the same equipment and techniques practiced and taught by master American photographer Ansel Adams.More Details
In Search of Traditional Shamans in the Eastern and Western Taigas of the Far North of Mongolia
EC Flag Expedition #74, July 2011;
EC Flag Expedition #186, June 25th – August 1st, 2012
“Shamans of the Reindeer Herders of the Mongolian Taiga” Video and Presentation filmed in the remote, northern region of the Mongolian Sayan mountains by explorers and documentary filmmakers John R. Lawrence, Jr., PhD, FN ’10, and Susan Ross Grimaldi, M.Ed., FN ‘11
StarTalk Radio recently released an article covering our Exploring Legends Interview with Mercury Astronaut John Glenn during the Annual Dinner weekend. Follow the link to read Stacey Severn’s coverage of the talk accompanied by images from the evening.Read More
Footage of our Exploring Legends Interview w/ Moonwalker Charles Duke is free to view on CSPAN’s website, and also available in hard copy for a small fee. Click the link to watch the video entitled Apollo 16 Mission and Space Exploration, accompanied by a timestamped transcript of the interview for easy navigation.Read More
ManhattanSociety.com has a gallery of over 1500 images from the 2013 Explorers Club Annual Dinner, all available for purchase as prints. Follow the link and catch a glimpse of the events that made this ECAD one to remember.
Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.Read More.
Join the “Explorers Immortals” and engrave your name or dedication in stone on new floor tiles for the terrace at The Explorers Club Headquarters. Adorn our landmark outdoor space and help pay for urgent work for Phase II renovations by making a tax deductible donation of $1,000 per dedicated tile to our Lowell Thomas Building Fund.
The Explorers Club Headquarters boasts 114 stained glass windows. They embody a stunning range of brilliantly colored panes, representing a number of heraldic shields, portraits and pastoral and classical scenes. These windows are in dire need of repair.Read More
Each fifty dollars donated will help to preserve one brick from the Club's current facade. Your contributions both large and small are important in helping us restore the Explorers Club historic Lowell Thomas building brick by brick*.Read More