Born in Christiania, Norway, 1864. Educated at Gjertsen College and the Royal Forestry school, Tharandt, Saxony. He worked in Australia with government surveyors and in 1894 joined HJ Bull’s whaling expedition as an ‘ordinary seaman’. Carsten led the first expedition to winter over on the Antarctic continent in 1899 and sledged over the Ross Ice Shelf. In 1930 he was awarded the Patron’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Died in Oslo in 1934. Antarctic features named for him include the Borchgrevink Coast, Borchgrevink Glacier and Borchgrevink Glacier Tongue, Borchgrevinkisen a glacier in the Sor Rondane Mountains and Borchgrevink Nunatak.