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Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod For The Second Time

Dallas Seavey Wins Iditarod For The Second Time

The 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race came to an end on Tuesday, when 27-year old Dallas Seavey stunned the field with an impressive come from behind victory. It was Seavey’s second win in three years, in the annual race that runs for nearly 1000-miles between from Anchorage to Nome [...]

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2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race Underway In Alaska

  The 2014 Iditarod sled dog race got underway this past weekend with some of the best mushers in the world setting off on a 1000-mile journey through the Alaskan backcountry. They’ll now spend up to two weeks out on the route battling the terrain, the weather and each other. Those [...]

Adventurers Attempting Winter Traverse of Brooks Range

Adventurers Attempting Winter Traverse of Brooks Range

Stretching for nearly 700 miles across the northernmost regions of Alaska and Canada, the Brooks Range is one of the most remote and rugged mountain chains on the planet. Largely uninhabited, and seldom visited, even in the short summer months, it is a beautiful, but demanding, wilderness that will test [...]

Mountaineer To Attempt Winter Solo Ascent Of Denali For Fourth Time

Mountaineer To Attempt Winter Solo Ascent Of Denali For Fourth Time

If there is one thing you can say about successful adventurers and mountaineers, it’s that they tend to be a determined and tenacious bunch. Take polar explorer Lonnie Dupre for instance. He is currently in Alaska,  where he’ll soon attempt to become the first person to complete a solo winter [...]

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

North America’s Tallest Peak Is Shorter Than Previously Thought

by Kraig Becker A recent review of mountain ranges in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey has revealed some surprising results. A group of geographers working to update topographical maps across the state discovered that one of the most well known mountains in North America doesn’t stand quite as tall as [...]

Two French Sailors Attempting To Reach North Pole By Catamaran

Two French Sailors Attempting To Reach North Pole By Catamaran

by Kraig Becker Two French sailors have embarked on an epic sailing adventure that will take them deep into the heart of the Arctic Ocean and beyond. Using a specially designed catamaran, the two men intend to sail from Barrow, Alaska to the North Pole before continuing on to Spitsbergen, Svalbard [...]

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

Expedition Denali Team Gathers In Alaska

by Kraig Becker As we mentioned a few days back, one of the more high profile climbing teams in Alaska this spring is the Expedition Denali squad. They have their sights set on climbing the 6194 meter (20,320 ft) Mt. McKinley, which is commonly referred to by its Koyukon name of Denali [...]

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

Good Weather Brings Early Success On Denali

by Kraig Becker The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is now over and the mountaineering community turns its attention to Denali, the Alaskan peak that is the tallest in North America. Denali (aka Mt. McKinley)  has a reputation for being incredibly challenging, with unpredictable weather and cold temperatures throughout [...]

Mitch Seavey Wins 2013 Iditarod

Mitch Seavey Wins 2013 Iditarod

The champion of the 2013 Iditarod sled dog race was crowned late Tuesday evening when Mitch Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome. Seavey, who also won the event back in 2004, completed the 1000-mile long course in just 9 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes. In claiming the victory [...]

The 2013 Iditarod Is Underway In Alaska

The 2013 Iditarod Is Underway In Alaska

The best sled dog teams in the world gathered in Alaska over the weekend to launch the 2013 Iditarod. The race held its ceremonial start in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in downtown Anchorage on Saturday and had its official restart yesterday in Willow. Now, the racers and [...]