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Explorers Museum Opens In Ireland

A new museum dedicated to celebrating exploration and explorers has opened in Ireland. The curators of the museum, which took up residence in a famous castle in Tullamore, Ireland, have set some ambitious plans for 2014 – and beyond. The not-for-profit organization looks to not only celebrate the past, but [...]

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Australian Scientists Explore Lost World

Even in the 21st century there are places on our planet that have yet to be explored. Some of those places are veritable “lost worlds,” cut off from the outside for centuries, they often hide new and unusual species that have yet to be discovered by scientists. Such was the [...]

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Explorers Visit Massive Cave in China

  by Kraig Becker A team of British spelunkers and photographers recently returned from and expedition to China where they spent more than a month exploring a massive cave system in the Chongquing province. While there, they managed to capture the first ever images of the impressive Er Wang Dong cave [...]

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Explorers Circumnavigating Lake Titicaca By Kayak

  by Kraig Becker Located at 3812 meters (12,507 ft) in altitude, Lake Titicaca is often referred to as the highest navigable lake in the world. The massive body of water, which is found in the Andes Mountains and marks the border between Peru and Bolivia, is sprawling in size, covering [...]

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 [...]

Barneo Ice Camp Opens For Brief 2013 Season

Barneo Ice Camp Opens For Brief 2013 Season

Earlier this week the Barneo Ice Camp, one of the more unique base camps in the entire world, opened for what is sure to be a short, but very busy season. Each spring, Barneo serves as the gateway to the Arctic, allowing researchers, explorers and adventurers access to the North [...]

James Cameron Donates Record-Breaking Sub To Science

James Cameron Donates Record-Breaking Sub To Science

Exactly one year ago this week, filmmaker James Cameron etched his name in the history books by becoming just the third person to ever visit the bottom of the Mariana Trench. To celebrate the anniversary of this impressive feat, the man behind such Hollywood hits as Avatar and Titanic showed [...]

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 [...]

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

Is the North Pole Now Out of Reach?

For more than a century explorers and adventurers from around the globe have attempted to cross the frozen expanse of the Arctic Ocean on foot just to reach the North Pole. Although most fail, some have been successful in that endeavor, spending weeks enduring subzero temperatures, incredibly high winds, whiteout [...]