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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 [...]

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Eric Larsen Announces Plans For North Pole Expedition In 2014

Polar explorer Eric Larsen has announced plans for his next major expedition and it could be the most difficult of his illustrious career. Larsen, who is a Wenger ambassador, will team up with fellow explorer Ryan Waters, to attempt a ski expedition to the North Pole – something that has [...]

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 [...]

Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

Long Rider Nears End Of 20-Year Journey

by Kraig Becker A German equestrian explorer by the name of Guenter Wamser is closing in on the finish line of an epic journey that has covered more than 15,000 miles and taken nearly 20 years to complete. Traveling on horseback the entire way, Wamser has ridden from the southernmost tip [...]

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

Young Explorers Begin 900-Mile Paddling Expedition To The Arctic

by Kraig Becker Six young explorers set out on an epic paddling expedition last week that will take them into some of the more wild and seldom visited regions of Canada. Their route will cover more than 900 miles as they paddle along three remote rivers before eventually reaching the Arctic. [...]

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

British Explorers Abandon Winter Crossing Of Antarctica

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 [...]

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

Polar Explorers Hope To Complete Famous Scott Expedition

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 [...]

Britain’s Prince Harry To Join Expedition To The South Pole This Year

Britain’s Prince Harry To Join Expedition To The South Pole This Year

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 [...]

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

British Adventurer Racing To The Magnetic North Pole

There may not be any explorers traveling to the Geographic North Pole this spring but that doesn’t mean the Arctic will be completely empty. A British adventurer will set out today on a solo and unsupported journey across the frozen expanse in an effort to raise funds for charity. But [...]

Antarctic Adventurers Ready To Begin The Coldest Journey

Antarctic Adventurers Ready To Begin The Coldest Journey

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 [...]