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Flag Reports

repThe Explorers Club flag represents a history of courage and accomplishment and has been carried on hundreds of expeditions since 1918. Any member of the Club approved to carry the flag is required upon return to issue, in hardcopy, an official Flag Report, fulfilling a fundamental part of the Club's mission: To engage in scientific exploration and share the results.

Today, there are 202 numbered flags. While a select few have been retired for preservation, and others have been lost to the ravages of Nature and the Postal Service, the rest are carried and returned, in rotation, as they have been over the last hundred years on ever-new voyages of exploration.

Approved Flag Expeditions and Reports by Year

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

  • Notebook from Scott of the Antarctic's expedition discovered 100 years later frozen in ice…
    2 days ago
  • RT @crpokhrel: There is an Everest rock on International Space Station, along w/ Apollo-11 moon rock… ……
    5 hours ago
  • RT @scifri: Manta rays make a meal out of a mouthful of sea water.
    9 hours ago
  • RT @Astro_Cady: Would @ExplorersClub on #BlueDot rather eat--or talk to @Astro_Alex on #ISS?!!!! @RichardGarriott hosts!…
    11 hours ago
  • RT @FanciFlautist: Greg Olsen talks about his Souza trip at #spacestories @ExplorersClub
    11 hours ago
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    Background image photography courtesy of members Christoph Baumer, Neil Laughton, Matt Harris and Don Walsh's image of the Bathyscape Trieste