List of centenarians (explorers)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as explorers – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
CassinRiccardo Cassin 1909–2009 100 Italian mountaineer[1]
CrooksHulda Crooks 1896–1997 101 American mountaineer[2]
DavidAlexandra David-Néel 1868–1969 100 French explorer, anarchist, spiritualist, Buddhist and writer
DesioArdito Desio 1897–2001 104 Italian explorer, mountain climber, geologist and cartographer
HowardAlf Howard 1906–2010 104 Australian explorer, scientist and educator[3]
IngstadHelge Ingstad 1899–2001 101 Norwegian explorer
StarkFreya Stark 1893–1993 100 British travel writer
VaughanNorman D. Vaughan 1905–2005 100 American Arctic explorer[4]
WaldeckJean-Frédéric Waldeck 1766–1875 109 French explorer


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