Image of Japanese 2006 K2 summiteers Yuka Komatsu 23 (left) and Tatsuya Aoki 21 (right). Photo by Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb Pakistan (click to enlarge).
The two native Canadians would cycle from the Russian capitol to Portugal where they would leave their bikes behind and row 10,000 km from Lisbon to Limon, enduring one of the worst hurricane seasons in history. (Click to enlarge)
Despite the dangers and struggles, Julie and Colin have extremely enjoyed their passage so far. Most of the people have been friendly and helpful and Central American food has been good, they said. Every once in a while, the team removes their road-weary bodies from the asphalt to watch a red sun setting over a cactus dotted landscape. All images courtesy of the team's website (click to enlarge).
Mike and Borge have reached the North Pole. The duo has been on the ice since Jan 22 and completed the trip unsupported. Image of Mike (left) and Borge (right) courtesy of Ousland's website(click to enlarge).
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ExplorersWeb has been awarded the best Adventure website in the world. What is then the Best of ExplorersWeb? We have covered hundreds of expeditions in 2006. It's difficult to choose the best, as they all contributed in their own way, sharing their story - their very soul in fact - with us and the world. Theirs have been stories of dreams, frustration, hope, disaster and - sometimes - victory in the eye of the impossible. At times it has been a pain in the butt (why do you all have to go on summit pushes over the weekend?!)...