by Kraig Becker A team of British explorers attempting a daring crossing of Antarctica in the middle of winter have given up their expedition after making very slow progress amidst incredibly bad weather and dangerous surface conditions. Unfortunately, those very same conditions make it impossible for them to be extracted from [...]
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by Kraig Becker On January 17, 1912 famed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole only to find the Norwegian flag of his rival Roald Amundsen already in place there. For months Scott and his men had been locked in a heated race with Amundsen to be the [...]
Earlier this week Britain’s Prince Harry announced plans to join an expedition headed to the South Pole that is scheduled to get underway in November. The 28-year old Prince will take part in an ambitious race to the bottom of the world in an effort to raise funds and awareness [...]
After months of planning, weeks of preparation and a one-day weather delay, the Coldest Journey expedition is set to get underway today. The five members of the expedition’s “Ice Team” will now attempt to complete what some term as the last great polar challenge – a complete traverse of the [...]
Explorer Ranulph Fiennes’ next big adventure is over before it even got started. You may recall that the 68-year old Brit was planning on making the first ever winter crossing of Antarctica on foot, which is widely viewed as the last great polar expedition that has yet to be completed. Unfortunately, earlier [...]
After four years of planning, preparation and construction, the new Halley VI Research Station opened in Antarctica this week. The base, which is operated by the British Antarctic Survey, is designed to be versatile and mobile, while also monitoring the rapidly changing environmental conditions at the bottom of the world.
Search and rescue teams from New Zealand are looking for survivors of a plane crash that took place in the Antarctic yesterday. The plane, which was operated by Kenn Borek Air, was on a routine flight from the South Pole to an Italian research station near Terra Nova Bay when [...]
After 16 days out on the Antarctic ice, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen has decided to end his Cycle South Expedition. Larsen had hoped to become the first person to ride a mountain bike from Hercules Inlet – located along the Antarctic coast – to the South Pole.
Standing 16,050 feet (4892 meters) in height, Mt. Vinson is the tallest peak in Antarctica, making it a popular destination for climbers who have set their sights on bagging the Seven Summits. Each year, beginning in early December, a small window of opportunity opens