Mungo Park Medal: for an outstanding contribution to geographical knowledge through exploration or adventure in potentially hazardous physical or social environments. This was awarded first in 1930. Its recipients include Miss Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Thor Heyerdahl, Kate Adie, Ray Mears, and Lindsey Hilsum.

  • 2019           Lewis Pugh
  • 2018           Doug Allan
  • 2018           Professor Wade Davis
  • 2017           André Borschberg & Bertrand Piccard
  • 2016           Karen Darke
  • 2014           Lindsey Hilsum
  • 2013           Tim Butcher
  • 2012           Jock Wishart
  • 2011           Ed Stafford
  • 2010           Rune Gjeldnes
  • 2009           Ray Mears
  • 2007           Professor Norman Hallendy
  • 2006           Dr John Hare
  • 2005           Professor Jean Malaurie
  • 2004           Norma Joseph & Maurice Joseph
  • 2003           John Simpson CBE
  • 2002           William Dalrymple
  • 2001           Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE
  • 2000           Colin G D Thubron
  • 1999           Kate Adie
  • 1998           Julian Pettifer
  • 1997           Professor Chalmers M Clapperton
  • 1996           Mr Michael Asher
  • 1995           Mr Nigel Winser & Mrs Shane Winser
  • 1994           Michael Buerk
  • 1993           Professor David E Sugden
  • 1992           Nicholas Crane & Richard Crane
  • 1991           Professor Andrew Goudie
  • 1990           Dr Charles Swithinbank
  • 1989           Christina Dodwell
  • 1988           Dr John Hemming
  • 1987           John Ridgway MBE
  • 1981           Professor Keith L Miller
  • 1975           Dr Haroun Tazieff
  • 1969           Dr Hugh Simpson & Mrs Myrtle Simpson
  • 1964           Norman Dyhrenfurth
  • 1962           Professor C G Malcolm Slesser
  • 1961           Dame Margery F Perham DCMG CBE FBA
  • 1955           George Christopher Band
  • 1955           Thomas Dempster Mackinnon
  • 1954           Dr Alain Bombard MD
  • 1953           Count Eigil Knuth
  • 1952           William H Murray
  • 1950           Thor Heyerdahl
  • 1948           Mrs Mary G Henry
  • 1947           Lt-Col F Spencer Chapman DSO
  • 1944           Frank Fraser Darling DSc
  • 1939           Dr E B Worthington MA PhD
  • 1936           Lawrence R Wager MA FGS
  • 1935           Dame Freya Stark
  • 1934            Miss Isobel Wylie Hutchison LLD FRSGS
  • 1931           Frank S Smythe
  • 1930           Captain Angus Buchanan MC