Seven Extreme Female Explorers
Men tend to dominant the historic tales of adventurous daring-do and new places discovered, as the traditional position of women kept them out of the exploration business. But many of women have bucked that trend, and OurAmazingPlanet wants to give them their due.
From polar extremes to the depths of the oceans, women explorers have been charting new territory all around the world. Here are seven women who have changed the world and shattered glass ceilings for all explorers.
photo 1: Russian Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman and the first civilian in space.
Photo 2: Ann Bancroft, the first woman to cross both polar ice caps
photo 3: Edith “Jackie” Ronne was the first woman to explore Antarctica, pictured here with her husband Finn.