Frank Wild: Antarctic adventurer
Frank Wild, who hailed from the small village of Skelton, near Whitby, was the most decorated Polar explorer of the great heroic age and second in command to Ernest Shackleton on the ill-fated Endurance expedition to Antarctica's South Pole.
John Robert Francis Wild was born in Skelton near Whitby in Yorkshire in 1873.
Wild was Shackleton's second in command during the epic Endurance expedition.
Wild played a key role in keeping the crew alive after they were marooned.
Exploration with Scott
Frank Wild was part of Robert Scott's Discovery Expedition to Antarctica.
Paul Rose joins a new expedition to bury Wild’s newly rediscovered ashes in Antarctica.
Paul Rose follows Wild's footsteps
Polar explorer Paul Rose joins an expedition to bury Wild’s ashes on South Georgia.
Frank Wild's grave
Wild's newly discovered remains have been brought back to Antarctica to be laid to rest.
Last resting place
The inscription on Frank Wild's newly laid grave.
Remembering Frank Wild
Frank Wild's heroic exploits and polar expeditions are celebrated in a new TV documentary.