Carrying the Flag



The Explorers Club flag represents an impressive history of courage and accomplishment and has been carried on hundreds of expeditions by Club members since 1918. To carry the Club flag is an honor and a privilege. It has flown at both poles, from the highest peaks of the greatest mountain ranges, traveled to the depths of the ocean, to the lunar surface, and outer space. A flag expedition must further the cause of exploration and field science. Today there are 202 numbered flags, each with its own history.


Chapter Members Awarded Flags For Their Expeditions



Explorers Club Flag # 99 Survey of Tropical Landforms on the Island of Cuba -- Epicenter of Antillean Karst, Nov.2013, Thomas N. Ambrose NM'10

Explorers Club Flag # 99 Overland To The Geodetic Center Of South America Mato Grosso, Brazil, Thomas N. Ambrose MN ‘10

Explorers Club Flag Woodville Karst Plain Project, 2010, Casey McKinlay, FN '08 and Jarrod Jablonski, FN '08 - (project delayed due to weather conditions).

Explorers Club Flag # 80 Stromatolite II-Diane Bank, July 2007, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 80 Black Coral, March 2007, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 50 Sustainable harvest of the African Cherry, Prunus africana. Mount Oku, Cameroon, December 2006 - June 2007, Kristine M. Stewart, Ph.D., FN '04.

Explorers Club Flag # 99 Madagascar Botanical Diversity, August 8 - 20, 2006, Linford Lougheed, FN '93.

Explorers Club Flag # 53 Stomatolite I, July 2006, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 53 HMS Surpize, May 2006, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 139 Pulley Ridge Expedition, July 2005, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04 with Sylvia Earle, PhD, HON ‘81

Explorers Club Flag # 139 Nurse Shark. June 2005, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 53 Sherwood Forest: Florida’s Most Remarkable Coral Reef, May 2005, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ‘04

Explorers Club Flag # 53

Explorers Club Flag # 89 Sleeping sharks of Juno Ledge, March 2005, Capt. Tim Taylor, FN ’04 with Pierce Hoover, FN ‘02

Explorers Club Flag # 99 Brazil Xingu River Expedition, Kuikuro Village, August 2000, Stanley Spielman, M.D., FN '96.

Explorers Club Flag # 179 Ndoki-Sangha Congo Forest Expedition, 1999, Elizabeth R. Jones, FN '90, FRGS.

Explorers Club Flag # 150 The Alaska Highway Adventure 2000, Col. Gerry W. Bass, MED '76.

Explorers Club Flag # 105 1999 Shark Survey - Brazil, Stanley Spielman, M.D., FN '96.

Explorers Club Flag # 139 Orinoco 1998 Expedition to Venezuela, George Fery, MN '92, FRGS and Stanley Spielman, M.D., FN '96.

Explorers Club Flag Youth Field Science Study to Panama, 1992, Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, MED '74 and Pamela Stephany, MN '88.

Explorers Club Flag # 106 Kenya Wildlife Habitats: Changes and Challenges"; 1991, Al Natkin, ME '81, published in Explorers Journal, Vol.72 No.1, Spring 1994 edition.

Explorers Club Flag Hovd Aimag Expedition to Mongolia and Kazakhstan, Search for Grave of Ghengis Khan, 1990 Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, MED '74 and Pamela Stephany, MN '88.

Explorers Club Flag Study of Great Zimbabwe people in Botswana, 1988, Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, MED '74 and Pamela Stephany, MN '88.

Explorers Club Flag Jade Venture Expedition to Mt. Xixabangma, Tibet, 1987, Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, MED '74 and Pamela Stephany, MN '88.

Explorers Club Flag # 116 "A Return Journey Through Masailand", done 1987, Al Natkin, ME '81, published in Explorers Journal ,Vol. 67, No.2, June 1989.

Explorers Club Flag Operation Raleigh, Great Barrier Reef, giant clam study, 1986, Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, MED '74 and Pamela Stephany, MN '88.