Explorers Club

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.
In 2006 Johan Ernst Nilson was invited to join The Explorers Club and in 2011 Johan Ernst was awarded with the Explorers Club flag, an honor he shares with icons like Amundsen, Hillary, Heyerdahl, Hedin, Nansen, Peary, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.