Expedition

An expedition typically refers to a long journey or voyage undertaken for a specific purpose, often exploratory, scientific, geographic, military or political in nature. Expedition may also refer to:

  • Adventure racing, a combination of two or more endurance disciplines, long adventure races are called expedition races
  • Bicycle touring, a long-distance type of bicycling that includes expedition bicycling, which are typically long journeys over tough terrain
  • Expedition (book), a science-fiction novel by Wayne Douglas Barlowe
  • Expedition 360, a successful attempt by Briton Jason Lewis to be the first person to circumnavigate the Earth using only human power
  • Expedition Act, legislation passed in 1903 by the United States Congress to break up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil and railroad industries
  • Expedition Airways, a defunct airline based in Zimbabwe
  • Expedition Island a park in Green River, Wyoming that marks where Major John Wesley Powell started an expedition down the Green River
  • Expedition National Park, a national park in Queensland, Australia named for the Expedition Range
  • Expedition Range, a mountain range within the Central Highlands sandstone region of Queensland, Australia
  • Expedition Robinson, a popular Swedish reality television program debuting in 1997
  • Expedition to Earth, a collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, a 1980 adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game written by Gary Gygax
  • Expedition to the Hairier Peaks, the fourth album by the noise rock band Mindflayer released in 2006
  • Expedition Trophy, the world's longest winter motor rally, it runs 12,500 km from Murmansk to Vladivostok, Russia
  • Ford Expedition, a full-size sport utility vehicle made by the Ford Motor Company
  • List of Pokémon Trading Card Game sets, Pokémon trading card sets, including the Expedition set
  • Punitive expedition, a military journey undertaken to punish a state or any group of persons, often for actions seen as immoral or barbaric
  • The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, the last of the picaresque novels of Scottish author Tobias Smollett
  • Touring bicycle, a long-distance type of bicycle that includes expedition bicycles, which are made for long journeys over rough terrain

Read more about Expedition:  Military and Exploratory Expeditions, Expeditions To The International Space Station

Other articles related to "expedition":

Burke And Wills Expedition - Rescue Expeditions - Queensland Relief Expedition
... After disembarking from the Victoria in November, the Queensland Relief Expedition under the leadership of William Landsborough searched the gulf coast for the missing expedition ... Having crossed Australia from north to south, the expedition was awarded the £2000 prize for the first successful crossing of the continent ...
Expeditions To The International Space Station
... Expedition 1 Expedition 2 Expedition 3 Expedition 4 Expedition 5 Expedition 6 Expedition 7 Expedition 8 Expedition 9 Expedition 10 Expedition 11 Expedition 12 Expedition 13 Expedition 14 Expedition 15 ...
Burke And Wills Expedition
... O'Hara Burke and William John Wills led an expedition of 19 men with the intention of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of ... owing to poor leadership and bad luck, both of the expedition's leaders died on the return journey ... lost their lives, and only one man, John King, crossed the continent with the expedition and returned alive to Melbourne ...
Burke And Wills Expedition - Exploration Committee
... of investigating the practicability of fitting out an exploring expedition ... and it was 1860 before sufficient money was raised and the expedition was assembled ... for a leader for the Victorian Exploring Expedition ...
Burke And Wills Expedition - Departure From Melbourne
... The expedition set off from Royal Park, Melbourne at about 4 pm on 20 August 1860 watched by around 15,000 spectators ... The 19 men of the expedition included five Englishmen, six Irishmen, four Indian sepoys, three Germans and an American ... The expedition took a large amount of equipment including enough food to last two years, a cedar-topped oak camp table with two chairs, rockets, flags and a Chinese gong the ...

Famous quotes containing the word expedition:

    Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
    Janet Frame (b. 1924)

    It is a sort of ranger service. Arnold’s expedition is a daily experience with these settlers. They can prove that they were out at almost any time; and I think that all the first generation of them deserve a pension more than any that went to the Mexican war.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)