Solo Amazon adventurer shot – urgent help needed
The South African, Davey du Plessis, who is attempting to navigate the Amazon from source to sea on his own, has been shot in the jungle. The area is known for the operations by drug cartels.
Ice wounds: Antarctica battle scars in tales and pictures
Season folding, pictures from Antarctica show evidence of a hard fight. Some will recover soon, some will have to live with their "souvenirs" for the rest of their lives. Lucky enough, modern logistics spared all skiers the high price paid one hundred years ago by the British pioneers.
Alan Lock: As far as the mind can reach - blind man for the pole
In 2003, 24-years old Alan Lock began to rapidly lose his vision. Instead of crawling into a corner, the young UC Berkeley grad and Royal Navy Officer has already lived a lifetime. Next, he aims to be the first blind person to ski from the Coast to the South Pole.
BSES polar bear attack survivor speaks out
The young adventurer watched a 250kg polar bear dragging one of his expedition leaders along by his head, before the animal reached for him with a blood covered nose and jaws locking over his head, crunching his skull. 16-year-old Patrick Flinders, has spoken out about his experience.
Karakoram: frostbite amputee for extreme paraglide
Thinking of "Touching The Void" Jeong-Heon Park lost his fingers to frostbite when saving his partner Gang-Sik Choi from a deep crevasse. Switching focus, in the next six months Park will paraglide the Himalayas using hot air balloon to reach altitudes up to 7000 meters.
Diabetic pilot, Douglas Cairns, flies to the North Pole
A diabetic & former British Royal Air Force jet pilot, Douglas Cairns, flew from Alaska to the Magnetic and Geographic North Poles in a light twin-engine, piston powered aircraft. After circling 90 deg N, he flew to Barneo and landed on the ice runway where they fixed two problems on the plane.
Alaska Crossings: 'lost' kids into the wild
There are lessons in the text that nature renders wrote Robert Service in his classic poem "The Call of the Wild." The team at Alaska Crossings take this literally, helping 'lost' youths cope with abuse by exposing them to a Wild of a purer kind.
Hervé Barmasse: The vertical future of Shimshal women
150 years ago, villages in the Alps patiently waited out winters, hoping to work as porters during the summer. Hervé Barmasse has launched the "Pakistan Winter Sport" project to provide Shimshal a similar future as local mountain guides for both men and women alike.
Lhotse 2010 preview: Himalaya training - Kazakh style
Fast, strong, and determined, Kazakh climbers are outstanding on high altitude. Currently, the men are doing three daily ascents in preps for the upcoming Lhotse attempt. Here the workout tips - do try them at home - from Vassiliy Pivtsov and Kazakhstan Armys Sports Club team coach Iljinsky.
The "new" Basecamp MD: Remote Medical at ExplorersWeb
A market leader with over seventy employees across North America, conducting operations and training on seven continents; Remote Medical will be main contributor on the medical section of ExplorersWeb (BaseCampMD), now expanding from Everest to the rest of the world.
Geoff Holt completed his Atlantic sail 25 years after being paralyzed
I want my arrival to be a celebration of the past 25 years, Geoff stated in his blog before arriving in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on 7 January.Geoff, his carer Susana, and a photographer Digby, successfully crossed the Atlantic. They left from Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands in December 2009.