First On The Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900


Carsten Egeberg Borchgrevink was an Antarctic explorer, whose group was the first to winter on the continental mainland. Although he was not a properly trained scientist his pioneering work in the Antarctic was valuable to later, more elaborate, scientific expeditions. A personal narrative of the 'Southern Cross' by the commander of the expedition.

Original publisher George Newnes 1901.

Facsimile edition published 1980 by McGill-Queens, with an introduction by Tore Gjelsvik, Director of the Norwegian Polar Inst.