Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jackie Ronne, Woman explorer

                             Jackie Ronne

 Jackie Ronne was born in October 13, 1919. Ronne was the first woman to explore Antarctica.

At the age of 28, Ronne followed her husband, Finn Ronne, an explorer on an expedition to Antarctica in 1947. She was the first woman ever to brave the winter season of Antarctica.

Ronne's objective for the expedition was to write her adventures for the North American Newspaper Alliance and the New York Times. 

She received a degree in history from George Washington University and unfortunately died six years ago(aged 89), from Alzheimer's disease.

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