EXPEDITION TIME
STAY UPDATED | NEWS ALERTS | YOU REPORT | ADVERTISE
  REGISTER!
 
   
01
01
Injured Servicemen take on the Dakar Rally

Race2Recovery is the only disabled rally team in the world

01
01
Study questions link between AMS and HACE

Researchers find retinal blood vessels leak at altitude, but downplay connection with altitude sickness

01
01
Doping on Mount Everest

Lance Armstrong is not the only one.

01
01
Antarctic Plane Crash: Voice recorder recovered from wreckage

The search-and-rescue team was able to recover some equipment from the exposed tail of the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, including the cockpit voice recorder.

01
01
ExWeb CES report: Something new is brewing

It's in the air but no one knows exactly what it is.

01
01
Amazon Davey reflecting the attack and help: “a spirit for adventure is very, very difficult to lose!”

Heavily wounded and with no identity documents & no money the indigenous people in the Jungle washed off Davey’s dry blood, rubbed his back every time he was throwing up blood, prayed or chanted what felt like blessings and protection.

01
01
Amazon Davey du Plessis update: The riddle of 4 hours in a river boat

All the bullets are still in Davey’s body. Biggest concern to the doctors in Lima is the bullets in his lung and heart. But what happened when the solo Amazon navigator spent 4 hours in a river boat with multiple bullet wounds?

01
01
Paralympics watch: ExWeb interview with adaptive rower and Shot Put World Record holder, Angela Madsen

A surgery went bad and she ended up in a wheelchair. She lost more than her legs, Angela tells ExplorersWeb. It was hard to pick up the pieces but she plotted a new course to her destination. Watch her at the 2012 Paralympics.

01
01
Solo Davey du Plessis Amazon attack update: “horrendous to the worst degree”

He has bullets in his spine, face, neck, skull, arms, was left for dead, got up, ran for about 5 km to get help, saw people, tried to call for help but no sound came out because he had been shot in the neck. The people wanted money to help him; he had none.

01
01
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.

01
01
Pushing the limits without legs: Andy Campbell 30,000 miles to go

8 years ago Andy Campbell lost the use of his legs in a mountaineering accident. This month he sets off on a 30,000 mile journey across 4 continents by off-road wheelchair, handcycle, paraglider, and kayak; feeding his desire for freedom and adventure.

01
01
The Polar skier and the blind man: Another river paddle

Howard Fairbank and Imtiaaz (Imi) Moosa, who went totally blind 6 years ago, are on another river paddle quest; this time in Quetico Park, Canada.

01
01
Pakistan kick-off interview: Anneli Wester, sky camping

Now to something extraordinary, even for the wild side of Himalaya.

01
01
Heads-up climbers on Everest and Lhotse: Double-check your oxygen gear

"I urge everyone with Summit regulators to test them before committing to use high," Ted Atkins says.

01
01
Annapurna current: no stopping amputee climber Zsolt Eross

Amputee Zsolt Eross is part of the Hungarian team on Annapurna.

01
01
Real-life Hunger Games: diet tips for North Pole skiers

A nutritional heads-up for Arctic skiers

01
01
Everest oxygen blowup take three: word from Ted and Summit

Here goes an update on the current Everest supplementary oxygen situation.

01
01
Study: high altitude protects against injury and disease

Good news for high altitude climbers: exercise and low-oxygen environments make cells more resistant to injury and disease; and the effect lasts for months after the expedition.

01
01
Everest: more oxygen blowing up in Kathmandu

There has been another incident with exploding oxygen writes Ted Atkins.

01
01
Everest oxygen headsup, Ted Atkins: "I was injured testing a Poisk regulator with a new Summit cylinder"

Ted Atkins makes the popular Topout masks for supplementary oxygen on Everest. Here a word from him regarding an accident last week.

01
01
Regenerative medicine: Man regrows finger, future for frostbite recovery?

Regenerative medicine is gaining ground with leaps and bounds. Simple organs are grown (or printed) in the labs. A video, showing a man who regrew his fingertip, could point to the future of frostbite recovery.

01
01
K2: details on the fight for Vitaly Gorelik

It was sudden and unexpected. Because many have asked, here go details on Vitaly Gorelik's fate on the Russian winter K2 attempt.

01
01
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.

01
01
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.

01
01
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.

01
01
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.

01
01
A blind man's adventure, "What inspires and encourages humans is consciousness of ones power"

"In summary, this trip reminded me of what I could do, and not what I was incapable of doing," said Imtiaz Moosa following a life changing canoe trip down the Yukon River. Adventurer Howard Fairbanks wrote how returning to the city changed everything though.

01
01
K2 rescuer about the Cold Avenger: "Should be part of an altitude prescription"

The face mask not only unlocked ExWeb stories this Everest season but could also help you summit with proper use. "I believe use of the mask is in fact most important during the early acclimatization stages for high altitude climbing," said Eric F. Meyer, M.D (K2, 2008).

01
01
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.

01
01
ExWeb interview with Wendy Booker, to the North Pole with Multiple Sclerosis, we cant take a single day for granted

Currently Wendy is out on the Arctic Ocean, running beside a dogsled. Her ability to run long distances though, was born out of a challenge she set for herself after being diagnosed with MS. She tells ExWeb about changing her initial negative emotions into big challenges.

01
01
Wendy Booker, Multiple Sclerosis patient, heading to the North Pole with dogs

When first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998, Wendy was crushed. But she was also determined to see how hard and how far she could push back at her diagnosis. She started running marathons and climbing mountains, and will now attempt a Last Degree dog sled expedition to the North Pole.

01
01
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.

01
01
Pakistan training update: Mountain guide course in Islamabad, Poles' mental reinforcement

In spite of the approaching winter, Pakistan is far from being quiet. Four expeditions are preparing to attempt the country's 8000ers during the cold season, while local mountaineers attend a Mountain Guidind course launched by the Pakistan Alpine Club.

01
01
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.

01
01
Arctic Trucks' Icelandic South Pole drivers called in for crevasse rescue near Novolazarevskaya

The Icelandic drivers from Arctic Trucks were called in to rescue a man who fell in a crevasse. He was a worker at the luxury camp White Desert who went for a walk. After several attempts by White Desert the Icelandic team was called in to save the man who could not have survived much longer in the cold.

01
01
ExWeb interview with Meagan McGrath (final), My sense of achievement was more than I would have felt if I hadn't fallen into the crevasse

Today Megan tells ExWeb more about the influence off the Antarctic crevasse fall on her South Pole ski as well as about her recent experience on K2. She also compared the mountains and poles: very civilized, a "gentleman's" sport and dangerous vs. grueling endeavor, no break, no rest, just give

01
01
ExWeb Interview with Meagan McGrath (part 1), “Optimism helped me realize that falling in a crevasse wasn't hopeless”

While climbing Everest Meagan’s interest in skiing to the South Pole was triggered. Out on her own from the Hercules Inlet start, she fell in a crevasse. After her rescue, she decided to carry on from Patriot Hills, very scared and drawing motivation from within herself to keep going every day, she told

01
01
"Shattered": Stephen Koch & Michelle Smith's Grand Teton rescue video

While enjoying the first mixed-climbing trips of the season in the Wyoming mountains, climber and snowboarder Stephen Koch got involved in a rescue at the Valhalata Traverse, on the backside of the Tetons. Injured mate Michelle has summed up the adventure in a video.

01
01
Heads-up: Ben Davenports Cape Cornwall to Cape Horn drive despite Noonan Syndrome

At the end of April Ben Davenport plans to depart on a journey with a 4x4 vehicle through 37 countries from (Cape) Cornwall to Cape Horn. Born with the rare condition, Noonan Syndrome, Ben plans to show that one doesn't have to be perfect to have a dream and go for it.

01
01
ExWeb interview with first MS Everest summiteer Lori Schneider: Dont be afraid to try

"One day I awoke with numbness in half of my body overnight, and my whole world came crashing down around me." Lori took to the mountains and finally stood on a stormy Everest summit, ten years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. One by one, the 7 Summits had taught her how to be brave.

01
01
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.

01
01
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.

01
01
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.

01
01
Young at Heart: ExWeb interview with Carlos Soria

"Too young! Mid-life crisis! Too old!" Some scientists have found that due to routine most people stop to think outside the box by age 40 (some even at 30). They also quit sports about that time and by 60+ most retire altogether.Act your age, we are told, but recent records (junior and

01
01
ExWeb interview with Geoff Holt, "I'll be returning as master of a sailing yacht, despite my disability"

Twenty-five years ago Geoff's sailing career was cut short by a life changing accident which left him paralysed from the chest down. But, he remained passionate about sailing and continued to live his passion.He is now heading back to the Atlantic Ocean which he had crossed three times as a

01
01
Disabled adventurer Karen Darkes plans to ski to the South Pole only with arm-power

(ThePoles.com) Karen Darke fell off a cliff and became paralysed from the chest down. That was the beginning of an extraordinary new adventure life she stated. Her latest plan is to sit-ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole in 2011. Fell off a cliffLuckily I've got an adventurous gene, as

01
01
Greenland update: Medical and airplane rescue

It has been a while since Jesper Melin Ganc-Petersen and Erik Bruun Jørgensen updated their Danish website - until this morning with news about Jesperâs serious medical condition and an impressive evacuation operation. The evacuation was no easy task and in the process the rescue plane h

01
01
Federico Campanini - a story that should not die

Mountain guide Federico Campanini, 31, and one of his clients (Elena Senin, 38) perished on Aconcagua around January 8 after their group summited via the normal route. On descent, the mountaineers lost their way in a sudden storm and mistakenly descended the technical Polish route. Federico

01
01
Erden Eruc update: Sunburn and sciatica

(TheOceans.net) According to Erdenâs latest report he was within 24 hours of landing his boat at Dreger Harbor. He said he worked hard and slept a total of 5 hours two nights ago and 4 hours the last night. Medical conditionIntense heat and lots of sunshine caused sunburn on his skin. Erden explained

01
01
Antarctic wrap-up: Cancer survivor Tom Davenport at the Pole; and "so white" white-outs

22-year old Sarah McNair Landryâs team, with cancer survivor, Thomas Davenport, arrived at the South Pole. Sarah and Tom plan to kite back. Eric Larsen and his team also arrived at the Pole; and team-mate Jeremy Rogers plans to kite back with "a Norwegian who has made the trip before."

01
01
ExWeb interview with Artur Hajzer: "Gear has improved a lot since then"

Investigating mountaineering history facts (beyond western media spin) it becomes clear the Polish were underdogs in the climbing cold war of the 80s, and it made them tough. They made their own climbing gear from junkyard scraps and became the world's hardest climbers. One

01
01
ExplorersWeb presents: Critical Skill

What is an expedition success? The summit, yes. But it's also to come down in one piece; return a fellow climber to his family; come home smarter and with a story that will inspire others. Yet how do you do that? Easy, explained John F. Kennedy: "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shini

01
01
ExWeb interview with Thomas Davenport, "know thy enemy, assemble the best team and then go to it"

Thomas Davenport of Maryland, US, will ski to the pole and kite back to the coast. His will be one of the most hardcore Antarctica expeditions this year; yet Thomas is adding another stake to the challenge. He will travel with parts of his colon removed, after being diagnosed with cancer in

01
01
Don't play to impress, play to win; Danijela's impossible climb to the top of the world

With shattered tools, K2 climbers are headed up the Cesen and Abruzzi ridges on the mountaineers' mountain. Meanwhile, Danijela Jovanovic is on her own, magnificent summit push. Her broken gear not torn by storms or faded by the sun - but left-over cards she was dealt at birth.

01
01
ExWeb Makalu special: interview with Santiago Quintero

After summit this Sunday, Santiago Quintero was reportedly helped down with signs of AMS to high camp by German Ralf Dujmovits. In camp 3, an Argentinean fellow climber took over, administrating medicals and supplementary oxygen. Meanwhile, two Sherpas were sent up by two Brazilian

01
01
Live and let die on Everest: A study by Forensic Psychiatrist Dr Erik Monasterio

Erik Monasterio is a Bolivian/New Zealand medical doctor and mountaineer. He specializes in Forensic Psychiatry and also has a research background as a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Otago, Medical School. "I have been mountaineering for over 17 years and have climbed in

01
01
Spot Blanc? A closer look at the Zaragoza Everest brain study

A few weeks back, New Scientist reported that neurologists at the University Hospital in Zaragoza, Spain, recently performed an MRI on a number of high altitude climbers. You might recall ExWeb's interview with the climbing doctor Jose Ramon Morandeira - Head of Research at Zaragozaâs

01
01
ExWeb Special - Fruit flies vs. climbers: A Guide to a Perfect Life

Dreaming is the best remedy against aging," says one. "What you think you can do, you will always do," says another. Preaching the same gospel, there's 60 years between the two prophets. DreamsAmerican Noah McKelvin, 15, has climbed a number of fourteeners as a preparation to bag all

01
01
Alert to senior climbers: Beware of dangerous Everest study

A dangerous study is spreading like a wildfire in global news right now. Its conclusion, "On Everest, youth and vigor trump age and experience."The study is based on a total of three (!) 60+ climbers, dying on Everest since 1922. Parts of the study claims there's a 25% risk of dying

01
01
Unarmed on Everest: Norwegian Cato Pedersen confirms climbing plans, "Arms are useful. But so is my hook."

(MountEverest.net) Norwegian climber Cato Pedersen has confirmed his plans to attempt Mount Everest this spring. In an email to ExplorersWeb he writes, "I lost my left and half the right arm in an accident in 1973. Since then I have been fighting with the belief that I would 'handle what happens

 
LATEST NEWS
1 month ago by Trek Climb Ski


4 months ago by Climbing.com













2 years ago by Pushing the Limits - Andy Campbell



















































 






POLL
LIVE DISPATCHES
3 hours ago by NSF - Arctic & Antarctic News

6 hours ago by Alex Barber Manaslu 2014 (RMI guide)

13 hours ago by Borge Ousland Exploration

13 hours ago by Borge Ousland, NO from Borge Ousland & Vincent Colliard: 20 World Largest Glaciers

17 hours ago by Makalu 2014: British Armed Forces


1 day ago by Dave Cornthwaite, UK from Dave Cornthwaite

2 days ago by Alexander Semenov - Arctic White Sea Biological Station

2 days ago by Makalu Madison Mountaineering

3 days ago by Andy Kirkpatrick


5 days ago by Oasis of my Soul: Ara Gureghian & dog, Spirit.

5 days ago by Brazil9000 -Gareth Jones & Aaron Chervenakwill

5 days ago by Antarctic Sun Science Articles

5 days ago by De Bruyn Joubert, ZA from Cycling 7 Continents

1 week ago by Chris Jensen Burke, Cho Oyo 2014

1 week ago by Erik Weihenmayer

2 weeks ago by Alexander Barber from Alex Barber Manaslu 2014 (RMI guide)

3 weeks ago by Ian Packkam, UK from Mahaweli Source to Sea: Sri Lanka's longest river

3 weeks ago by Christophe Launay, FR from Sealuanay

4 weeks ago by Vilborg Arna Gissurardottir, IS from Iceland Cho Oyo 2014

EXWEB NEWS




























































WORLD NEWS


6 hours ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)



12 hours ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)

15 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)



16 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

16 hours ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)

17 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

18 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

19 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)


19 hours ago by Desnivel (Spain)


21 hours ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)



1 day ago by UKClimbing.com (UK)

1 day ago by Gripped

1 day ago by Gripped



1 day ago by National Snow & Ice Data Center - Data News

1 day ago by Gripped

1 day ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)

1 day ago by Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler

1 day ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)



1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

1 day ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)




1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)





1 day ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)



2 days ago by UKClimbing.com (UK)

2 days ago by Gripped

2 days ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

2 days ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

2 days ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)

2 days ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)


3 days ago by Gripped

3 days ago by Desnivel (Spain)




3 days ago by Desnivel (Spain)



4 days ago by Gripped

4 days ago by UKClimbing.com (UK)

4 days ago by Gripped

4 days ago by Planet Mountain (Italy)

4 days ago by Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler



4 days ago by Gripped


4 days ago by Alpinist

4 days ago by Montagna.tv (Italy)