The South Poll – Antarctica’s Greatest Hero

The ‘South Poll’ – Poll 1: Antarctica’s Greatest Hero.

Welcome to the first South Poll, which asks the simple question, ‘ Who in your opinion is Antarctic Exploration’s greatest hero?’ For some there is only one stand out hero, but for others, who admire the collective bravery of those who contributed so greatly to the Heroic Age, it is not so clear cut.
The list of candidates may not be extensive enough to satisfy everyone, and all are drawn from the period dubbed the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’. Below the poll is a very brief overview of the case for each candidate, and should you have any further argument for or against any of them, then please leave your thoughts, by using the Facebook Comment box. Once you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can comment freely, and please remember you can only vote once, so choose wisely!
The poll will run for 1 month.

Who is Antarctica's Greatest Hero?

  • Tom Crean (49%, 132 Votes)
  • Ernest Shackleton (30%, 80 Votes)
  • Roald Amundsen (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Douglas Mawson (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Robert Falcon Scott (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Lawrence Oates (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Frank Wild (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Frank Worsley (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 270

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