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Borge Ousland and Vincent Colliard to cross 20 largest glaciers

Starting August 2014, over the next 10 years

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Adopt a Positive Viewpoint: Sean Chapple’s Insights

The central idea is that you can increase achievement through optimistic thought processes

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Northwest Passage paddle: Kevin Valley recalls, while Anne Quemere turns back

A year ago Vallely and team were in a similar place in similar conditions, while Quemere is thwarted by the wind

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Double circumnavigation attempt: ExWeb Interview with Angelo Wilkie-Page

There is no ‘Circumnavigate the World Twice for Dummies’ handbook that gives you a step-by-step guide

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New discoveries on the seafloor

AWI scientists name previously unknown underwater mountains after Nelson Mandela and a figure out of the novel “The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear”

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Paco Acedo and Jesus Noriega skiing and diving the Baltic Sea

An extreme diver and disabled athlete covered 200+ km of broken ice, unassisted

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Heads up: Angelo Wilkie-Page for Double Human-powered Circumnavigation

The South African plans around-the-world East to West and then Pole to Pole

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Top North Pole Tips: Eric Philips, veteran polar explorer

"There is enough unpredictability on the Arctic Ocean, don't exacerbate things with spontaneity, inconsistency and temperamentality."

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Top North Pole Tips: Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen, Class of 2014

The men's Top 5 Tips, plus a bonus advice from Eric

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Greenland ICE expedition completed circumnavigation

Three teams on Greenland circumnavigation

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ExWeb interview with Eric Philips, innovation and North Pole expeditions

There is something perversely intoxicating about being immersed in such an exacting and brutal environment where the formula for success is so specific and so intolerant.

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Finland’s Jaakko Heikka talks to ExWeb about Greenland’s horizontal ski route

The man and his skirt, Jaakko says, "The insulated skirt was also one of the big hits on our expedition; it can literally save your butt (or other body pieces) in the cold."

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ExWeb interview with Ryan Waters, "the North Pole is like going into battle”

"You get beat up, you get frustrated, cold, scared, you don´t really know if you can make it, and that goes for the first day all the way to the last."

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Jose Mijares and dog Lonchas summited highest mountain on Svalbard

"Svalbard is a good place to enjoy the Arctic in the neighbourhood, easy for me to go there, and cheap compare to other Arctic expeditions.”

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Building the High Performance Adventure Team: Sean Chapple’s insights

Nine essential principles that form the mnemonic ADVENTURE

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ExWeb interview with Eric Larsen: "The North Pole is easily ten times harder than Everest or the South Pole"

“The last 30 miles were horrific. It seemed like the whole Arctic Ocean was breaking up in one day.”

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North Pole season closed down with last flight

Teams picked up and overnight at Eureka Weather Station

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North Pole: Bengt Rotmo talks to ExWeb from the Arctic Ocean

"I really didn't have a choice. But an early start would be better."

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The North Pole is over: all teams to be evacuated

Philips, Notenboom and Hartley also to be evacuated

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Building the High Performance Adventure Team: Sean Chapple’s insights

Nine essential principles that form the mnemonic ADVENTURE

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North Pole update: Bengt Rotmo to be picked up

Kenn Borek Air is closing down the season's flights

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Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger to sail and climb Greenland

"The coast is completely remote, you don't see a soul. It is still pure adventure."

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North Pole update: “Phenomenal power, and we chose to dice with it"

Waters and Larsen picked up from the NP. Philips reported them swimming, island-hopping and clambering over a giant pressure ridge as it was being born.

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North Pole success: Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen arrived at the 90ºN!

First team since 2010 to complete a successful ski expedition from land to the Geographic North Pole. Other teams in blizzard.

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Ryan Waters, Eric Larsen and a Polar Bear closing in on the North Pole

A big lead, up to 5 km wide, opened in the route of Eric Philips, Bernice Notenboom (image) and Martin Hartley, ahead of a storm

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Sean Chapple's insights: Laying the Foundations for Success

"I approach my expedition like I am running a small business"

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The Hunger Game: Yasu Ogita recaps his North Pole expedition

Staying without food took it's toll. A worn out, unassisted Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen are traveling 12 hours per day, racing against the clock to the Pole.

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North Pole update: Team awaits relocation by air

Borge Ousland celebrates his 20th anniversary of reaching the Geographic North Pole solo from Russia - the first ever solo North Pole ski. No one has repeated this Russia-GNP feat.

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North Pole update: "Safe here is a relative term”

Solo Norwegian skier, Bengt Rotmo left the Geographic North Pole for Canada yesterday, April 21

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Solo skier, Yasu Ogita, aborted North Pole expedition

Waiting for a pick-up at 86º 16’N after 44 days on the ice (start just inside 83ºN)

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North Pole update: More storm-drift to the east

A second blizzard approaching, with renewed fractures and ice drifts. An Italian plans to spend 12 months on an iceberg.

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North Pole skiers drifting significantly (negative) in Arctic blizzard

Yasu abandoned his kayak. Skiers traveling: from walking 100 meters in 1 hour to drifting/sitting 1 km in 1 hour.

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North Pole update: Ice conditions poles apart

Rough ice, sticky snow, negative drift for the Land-to-Pole skiers. Smooth ice, gliding snow, positive drift for the Pole-to-Land skiers.

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Cornelius Strohm and Mika Chavarin to attempt Greenland Circumnavigation: ExWeb interview

The German and the Frenchman plan to start the 5000+ km route from Narsaq

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North Pole 2014: Bengt Rotmo to ski solo North Pole to Canada

Norwegian polar guide, Bengt Rotmo will first guide two Last Degree ski teams, before heading south

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North Pole: Ryan Waters fell in the water; Tractors airdropped; Greenland season to start

Too thin ice for the Americans. Yasu Ogita in 84N. Barneo runway under construction. Two Greenland kite-ski circumnavigation attempts.

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North Pole update: Russians found Barneo ice floe; Ogita in blizzard near 84ºN

The Russian crew found a suitable ice floe at N89º 39'. Ogita grounded and American drifted east.

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Russian amphibious Arctic cars on the move from Canada

The two special designed cars, with three trailers each, are heading west to Russia in 69ºN

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North Pole skiers tent bounded in blizzard

Polar bears 15 feet away, and a negative drift

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North Pole: Norwegians evacuated due to frostbite

Lars Flesland and Kristoffer Glestad shocked in the tent

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North Pole: Irish team injured and evacuated - update: Norwegians also off

A large block of ice moved as they were lowering a sled causing injuries to both Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea. Lars Flesland and Kristoffer Glestad also evacuated

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North Pole Norwegians and Americans flying to Cape Discovery - updated landed and skiing

Lars Flesland, Kristoffer Glestad, Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen are about to start. First group out of rubble field.

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North Pole update: A large rough ice zone at the start (Updated)

While Yasu Ogita, Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea are battling through rubble, the Americans and Norwegians are still battling through the waiting game

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Geoff Wilson, post South Pole traverse interview

"I found new reserves, new limits to pain tolerance and endurance I never believed I had"

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North Pole: RAF aborted; Japanese and Irish on the ice - updated

Solo Yasu Ogita and team Clare O'Leary and Mike O’Shea are on rough ice. Matt Stowers and Kev O’Brien, quitted due to comms problems.

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Norwegian North Pole team talking to ExWeb from the high Canadian Arctic

Top Norwegian North Pole tips according to Lars Mangerud Flesland (25) and Kristoffer Glestad (24): "Keep things dry. Have fun out there!"

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North Pole 2014: first skiers flying to their start point

Irish team, Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea, and solo Japanese, Yasu Ogita, off to their start point at the end of land

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Dmitry Shparo's Top 5 North Pole Tips

"The North Pole is not only heavenly beautiful, but it is also inherently mortally dangerous."

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Irish North Pole team checking in at ExWeb from Resolute Bay

"At this point we are chomping at the bit, we are excited to be honest," Mike O’Shea and Clare O’Leary say

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2014 North Pole start: the waiting game is on

Snow/blizzard conditions for Resolute Bay

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The cost of Arctic travel: Jerry Kobalenko talks to ExWeb

"If adventurers can only do one or two High Arctic trips a lifetime because of cost, no one will ever become educated"

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Rescue money thwarted North Pole 2014 ski - updated

Kenn Borek Air changed rescue insurance money arrangement

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Polar-ice-cycling: ExWeb interview with Juan Menéndez Granados

Efficiency is very important in polar exploration

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Polar-ice-cycling: ExWeb interview with Daniel Burton

Burton to future cyclists: "biking in Antarctica will be harder than you can possibly imagine"

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Ray Zahab Baffin Island run 2014

Ray will be joined by Ryan Grant, Stefano Gregoretti and Ferg Hawke for a 48 hour crossing of Akshayuk Pass and beyond

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Yasunaga Ogita talking to ExWeb from the high Canadian Arctic

The solo Japanese Arctic explorer's last preparations and acclimatization before his North Pole solo

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ExWeb interview with Ryan Waters, "an unwritten and unexplainable mental edge”

”Both Eric [Larsen] and Cecilie [Skog] have told me that in some ways the Arctic Ocean goes faster because the days are filled with these problem solving moments"

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ExWeb post South Pole interview with Fagan couple

"There were unexpected challenges that we had to figure out along the way”

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ExWeb interview with Bernice Notenboom, the Arctic and the world’s climate

Bernice Notenboom, Eric Philips and Marten Hartley will be attempting a Geographic North Pole to Canada ski

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ExWeb interview with Vesa Luomala, seeing the South Pole was like being in a Star Wars movie

"I had two top-hated weather conditions: strong wind + drifting snow, and white-out + sastrugi"

 
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