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Your millennium Halfway through October 18th century voyager Captain James Cook is leading the BBC News Online poll to find the greatest explorer of the millennium. But it is a close race, so make sure you join the vote.

Two British explorers, Brian Jones and David Hempleman-Adams have nominated their top 10 lists. But you may have other ideas.

Make your choice on the voting form below. Join us each month for a new vote.

1. Captain Robert Scott
2. David Hempleman-Adams
3. Christopher Columbus
4. Ranulph Fiennes
5. Sir Edmund Hillary
6. Sir Ernest Shackleton
7. Roger Bacon
8. Wilbur and Orville Wright
9. Montgolfier Brothers
10. Roald Amundsen
More on Brian Jones's choices>>
Brian Jones

Brian Jones was the co-pilot in the first ever round-the-world voyage in a hot air balloon.

He was born and educated in Bristol, learning to fly at the age of
16 and spending 13 years in the Royal Airforce. He discovered ballooning in 1986 and soon gained a commercial balloon flying license.


1. Sir Ernest Shackelton
2. Roald Amundsen
3. Sir Francis Chichester
4. Reinhold Mesner
5. Borg Ousland
6. Jacques Cousteau
7. Sir Ranulph Fiennes
8. Don Cameron
9. Fridtjof Nansen
10. Bill Tillman

More on David Hempleman-Adams's choices>>
David Hempleman-Adams

David Hempleman-Adams was the first person to complete the Grand Slam of reaching four poles - magnetic and geographic - and to climb the highest mountains in seven continents.

He has broken several world records including a solo trip across the Andes in a hot air balloon.

Who you've chosen so far
January: February:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
inventor? writer?
your choice your choice
GUTENBURG SHAKESPEARE
March: April:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
artist? composer?
your choice your choice
LEONARDO DA VINCI PAUL McCARTNEY
May: June:
Who was the Who was the
greatest greatest
world leader? star of stage and screen?
your choice your choice
MAHATMA GANDHI AMITABH BACHCHAN
July: August:
Who was the Who was the
greatest funniest
sportsman? person?
your choice your choice
MUHAMMAD ALI SPIKE
MILLIGAN
September:   
Who was the   
greatest  
thinker?   
your choice   
KARL MARX   
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