First woman Arctic explorer, Josephine Peary, wife of Robert Peary, was the First Lady of the Arctic and a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions. She outlived her husband by three decades. Read all about women explorers!
Admiral Peary's Artic Expedition, photo of Peary with dogs on deck of "Roosevelt" during his Arctic Expedition in search of the North Pole. Admiral Peary is generally credited as being the first person to reach the North Pole. This Photograph was made in
Matthew Henson – Aan African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary during various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition which it was discovered that he was the the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.