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Epic Fails–NatGeo Explorers Tell All

As we celebrate National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, there have been many opportunities to recall the great adventures, discoveries, and explorations that everyone remembers and loves. But highlights of successes are only part of the story.

Sometimes an expedition can take years, even decades. Sometimes the team has to start over again. Sometimes they never even find what they were looking for in the first place.

Everything from transportation failures to disappearing trails to animals that simply never show up can throw off the best laid plans of researchers and adventurers. This month, we’re rounding up several National Geographic explorers to talk about their exciting and even cringe-worthy tales… of epic fails.

Be part of the conversation and join our LIVE Hangout on Air with tech-savvy primatologist Agustin Fuentes, risk-taker and deep-sea diver Jill Heinerth, and bat biologist Paul Racey. Get an inside look at the misadventures, missteps, and downright failures that are often a key part of a larger National Geographic stories.

Send in your questions and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to appear on-screen and ask your question live. Submit your questions by…

  • Uploading a video question to YouTube with #LetsExplore
  • Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #LetsExplore or
  • Commenting directly on this blog post

Follow National Geographic on Google+ or return to this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Wednesday, August 28th at 1 p.m. EST (5 p.m. UTC).

 

Other Hangouts From National Geographic

Hangout With Buzz Aldrin and Conrad Anker
Hangout With Explorers on All Seven Continents

Comments

  1. Jaclyn Skurie
    August 27, 2013, 11:29 am

    Hi Ranjith, thanks for your interest. Find out more about applying for explorer grants here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/

  2. Michael O'Mara
    Naples, FL
    August 27, 2013, 9:16 am

    Thank you for the invitation. I’ll be there.