For more than a century, members of the Club have traversed the earth, the seas, the skies, and even the moon, on expeditions of exploration. 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.
North Pole - 1909 - Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, and Ootah.
South Pole - 1911 - Roald Amundsen
Summit of Mount Everest, World’s Highest Peak - 1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Marianas Trench, Greatest Ocean Depth - 1960 - Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh
Surface of the Moon - 1969 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins
Summaries by the Club Staff. Sources include: LIFE: The Greatest Adventures of All Time and Sir Edmund Hillary & the People of Everest, available from our Publications, as well as books and files of the Club’s Research Collections.