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National Geographic Casting For New Adventure Show

National Geographic Casting For New Adventure Show

Attention all explorers and adventurers. National Geographic is ramping up production on a new television show and they just might be looking for you. Producers of the new series are on the look out for cutting edge expeditions and exciting adventurers that they can film for the show, which aims [...]

Polar Explorer Ranulph Fiennes Evacuated From Antarctica

Polar Explorer Ranulph Fiennes Evacuated From Antarctica

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 [...]

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

British Adventurers Announce Plans to Walk the Length of the Nile

Stretching for 4132 miles and crossing through ten countries, the Nile is the longest river on the planet. For centuries this fabled waterway has brought life to an otherwise arid and hostile environment. During the 19th century, the river inspired explorers to go in search of its headwaters. Numerous expeditions [...]

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

Eric Larsen Pulls Plug on Cycle South Expedition

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.

Polar Explorer Announces Plans to Bike to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Announces Plans to Bike to the South Pole

Mountaineer and polar explorer Eric Larsen has made a career out of visiting the coldest places on the planet. The man who once visited both the North and South Pole, and climbed Mt. Everest – all in the same year –  has announced plans to return to the South Pole once again.

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Brits Announce 1000-Mile Expedition Through the Empty Quarter

Rub’ al Khali, better known as the the Empty Quarter, is a scorching patch of desert that covers more than 250,000 square miles spread out across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. The region derives its name from the fact that it is nearly completely devoid

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

American Adventurer to Attempt Round-Trip South Pole Expedition

The 2012 Antarctic exploration season is about to get underway and as usual there are a number of interesting expeditions set to begin over the next few weeks. Chief among them will be Aaron Linsdau’s attempt to become the first American to make a solo and unassisted journey

1000 Mile Swim Down Missouri River Finished by British Adventurer

1000 Mile Swim Down Missouri River Finished by British Adventurer

This past weekend, British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite wearily pulled himself out of the Missouri River not far from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. That iconic landmark served as the finish line for an incredible journey that began back in early August, when Cornthwaite dove into

Kayaking the Amazon

Kayaking the Amazon

In centuries past, adventurers would visit South America in search of lost civilizations, hidden treasures and mythological beasts. Today the allure to discover and explore has only gotten stronger although now, adventurers visit the Amazon for very different reasons.