Ken Blaiklock

British surveyor and polar explorer

Kenneth Victor Blaiklock OBE (born 6 December 1927) is a British Antarctic surveyor. He took part in Sir Vivian Fuchs's Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition that completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica. He reached the South Pole by dog sled for the first time since Amundsen.[1] He has been awarded the Polar Medal with three bars.

His daughter is British politician, Catherine Blaiklock.[2]


  1. "Ken Blaiklock O.B.E." by David Mountfort, Polar Post, Vol. 46, No. 4, December 2014, pp. 92-93.
  2. Martyn Brown (23 February 2019). "BREXIT BOOST: Nigel Farage to POACH senior Tories from UNDER MAY'S NOSE for Brexit Party". Daily Express. Retrieved 23 February 2019. Ms Blaiklock, the daughter of surveyor Kenneth Blaiklock - who took part in the first overland crossing of the Antarctic - said members signing up to the party had now topped 150,000 and that donations were continuing to pour in.