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Antarctic Explorers Complete Historic Journey

Two Antarctic explorers have completed a historic journey across the frozen continent, spending more than three months battling the elements while following in the footsteps of a polar legend. Last week, Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere, collectively the Scott Expedition, reached the finish line of their 1800-mile trek, and in [...]

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British Teen Becomes Youngest to the South Pole

It has been a busy and active expedition season in the Antarctic, where a number of adventurous men and women have skied, walked, cycled and kited to the bottom of the world. Amongst them was a young man by the name of Lewis Clarke, who crossed more than 700 miles [...]

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Mountain Biker Completes Ride To The South Pole

In much the same fashion as climbing Everest, skiing to the South Pole has become of those activities that is routinely found on the bucket lists of many adventurers. Beginning each year in November, a small group of hardy souls heads to Antarctica to make the gruelling journey through one [...]

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Passengers Rescued From Ship Stuck In Antarctic Ice

Proving that Antarctic travel is still a dicey proposition – even in the 21st century – a group of passengers stranded aboard a ship off the coast of that continent were rescued yesterday following a ten-day interruption to their voyage. The 52 scientists, researchers and tourists – not to mention [...]

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Celebrity Explorers Reach South Pole

The 2013 Antarctic season is only about half over, but it has already been a very active year at the bottom of the world. Numerous  teams are currently en route to the South Pole with several adventurers attempting to be the fastest or youngest to reach that point on the [...]

Cyclist Attempting To Ride To The South Pole

Cyclist Attempting To Ride To The South Pole

  American Daniel Burton will soon set off on what promises to be one of the coldest and most difficult bike rides in history. Burton, who is a veteran of long distance cycling events, is preparing to take on his most difficult challenge yet. Over the course of the coming [...]

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British Teen Hopes To Be Youngest To Ski To The South Pole

Some teenagers are content with simply learning to drive, getting a job and hopefully finding a date for the prom. But British teen Lewis Clarke has much more adventurous aspirations in mind. The young man, who hails from Bristol, is about to attempt to become the youngest person to ski [...]

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Another Polar Explorer Attempting South Pole Speed Record

Now that November is officially here and the Antarctic expedition season is starting to ramp up, there are a number of explorers heading south looking for an adventure on the frozen continent. More than a few have their sights set on a ski journey to the South Pole, covering a [...]

2013 Antarctic Expedition Season Begins

2013 Antarctic Expedition Season Begins

by Kraig Becker As the fall climbing season in the Himalaya slowly grinds to a halt, the attention of the outdoor adventure community turns southward. November always marks the start of the Antarctic expedition season when teams of explorers and solo adventurers head to the frozen continent where they’ll spend weeks [...]

Teenage Polar Explorer To Attempt South Pole Speed Record

Teenage Polar Explorer To Attempt South Pole Speed Record

by Kraig Becker While most young men his age are busy with their college studies or getting a fledgling careers on track, 19-year old Parker Liautaud has much higher aspirations in mind. Later this year he will travel to the Antarctic where he’ll attempt to set a new speed record for [...]