Sir John Ross (1777 – 1856). British Royal Navy officer and Polar explorer.
In 1834 he received the Royal Geographical Society's Gold Medal for his
discovery of Boothia Felix (in 1829 he became the first European in
the Gulf of Boothia) and King William Land and for his famous sojourn of
four winters in the Arctic.
- "In The Arctic Grail, Pierre
Barton wrote, "This stocky, red-haired Scot … seemed the best choice for
an Arctic adventure..." https://biography.yourdictionary.com/sir-john-ross