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Frederic Dion meets Lenin: kite skier arrived at South Pole of Inaccessibility

Kite-skiing from Novo Base in 35 days over 1610 km (in a straight line)

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Natalia Almeida and Ben Weber to cycle and ski Arctic Canada

From southern border with US to Resolute Bay in the north

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South Pole update: Tractor team arrived at the Pole

The kiters are desperate for wind

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South Pole innovation: The Skirt

Protection against frostbite around the waist and upper legs

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South Pole update: "skiing in a pumpkin-field with a blindfold”

White-out conditions made for blindfolded skiing over sastrugi and dangerous kiting in crevasse fields

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South Pole update: crevasse encounters

The sled is still withstanding sastrugi and kite winds

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ExWeb influenced Spacesuit at TEDx

Cameron will show off the Mars suit at TEDx Brussels with Belgian trekker as test pilot

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Young Gun And Old Rat Drawing A Zen Circle Glacial Roundabout

Eric McNair-Landry (30) and Dixie Dansercoer (52) completed a 4044.9 km Greenland round trip in 55 days

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New sled created alone on the ice

South Pole of Inaccessibility kite-skier, Frédéric Dion, innovation skills tested. Two more teams on the ice yesterday.

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PolarExplorers guide, Keith Heger’s Top Tips, Gear, and Menu treats

Among the gear, a novelty item to use at camp sites

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Winds testing the South Pole skiers and kiters

From strong headwinds to weak kite winds (for the repaired sled)

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Lonnie Dupre to attempt Winter Denali again and Cold Love premiers

Adventure Film, Cold Love, premieres November 22nd ahead of Polar Climb 1 Launch

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Wings Over Greenland II: The Icecap Circumnavigation 2014

Michael Charavin & Cornelius Strohm's debrief of their 5067 km kite-ski in 58 days

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Major damage 500 km out alone on the ice

Frederic Dion’s modified sled broke on route to the South Pole of Inaccessibility

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Kenn Borek stops supporting North Pole expeditions

Bad news for Arctic expeditions from Canada.

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Storms and rocky mountains to the South Pole of Inaccessibility

The Traverse Trio started skiing to the Geographic South Pole

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“While it is a risk, that is part of the appeal”, Bob Maxwell to sail and skidoo to the South Pole

"The bases in Antarctica want to keep it to themselves and their researchers"

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First Antarctic skier sets off in 2014-15 season

Frédéric Dion started kiting from Novo

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First South Pole skiers on Antarctica

Frederic Dion, Are Johansen and Stephanie and Jeremie Gicquel at Base Camps

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Adventure Consultants team to ski Hercules Inlet route to the South Pole

Einar Torfi Finnsson will be leading three men

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ExWeb interview with Are Johansen, "snow is the best surface for long journeys”

"Your last adventure can only be an adventure and should never be a comfort booster"

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2014-15 South Pole expedition list - Updated

Not many full distance (coast to Pole) ski teams on the ice this year

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Antarctica news bits

100-year-old notebook found. China to build airfield on The Ice. Neutrino detection balloon heads to Antarctica. Rare photos of Antarctica in 1911-14

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ExWeb interview with Ian Evans, skier with PolarExplorers on Messner Route

Training, fundraising, logistics, technology and life, make up preparations

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ExWeb interview with Newall Hunter, South Pole skier: "pretty hectic last preparations"

To attempt Messner route - but still a most essential gear item missing

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Mission to Mars: Stage 2 Report

We have entered the next phase.

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French married couple and Norwegian adventurer for South Pole crossing: ExWeb interview with couple

Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel, with Are Johansen, will attempt skiing Messner - SP - Hercules Inlet

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ExWeb interview with Tractor Girl, Manon Ossevoort: tractor passed tests and arrived in Cape Town

The tractor passed the tests in Iceland and a cold room and arrives in Cape Town by ship today

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Lessons from a yachtswoman: Paula Reid to ski to the South Pole

"Sailing around the world has certainly prepared me for a South Pole full route"

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Geoff Wilson’s Top 5 South Pole Tips

The solo kiter's upcoming adventure and future plans

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ExWeb interview with Faysal Hanneche, "I learned to be patient on Antarctica"

"Last year, I was so enthusiast but also so impatient that it made me do stupid things"

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Union Glacier start-up team to Antarctica

Setting up ANI/ALE Base Camp

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Rules and Regulations in No-Man's Land: ExWeb interview with ALE's Steve Jones

Nobody owns it but there are rules. Steve Jones explains.

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Mount Sidley, Antarctica’s highest volcano accessible to climbers

With the summit at 14,058 ft (4,285 m), a strong party could pioneer its own route on Mount Sidley

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Ancient sediments found on the seafloor of the Arctic

Window into the past: researchers on board Polarstern find ancient sediments on the seafloor of the Arctic

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Northwest Passage interview with Sebastien Lapierre, no waiting for perfect conditions

"It's a constant battle and no matter what you do you have to take advantage of every tiny moment"

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ExWeb interview with Kate Leeming: cycling 22,000 km across Africa and preparing to cross Antarctica

Kate's second book, and documentary, tells her story about Africa

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Your Smart Phone going Global: Review of Iridium Go

Oh, the places your smartphone and you will go!

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Antarctica video trilogy

From Union Glacier to Queen Maud Land

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ExWeb Special: 2014 Polar Tech Roundtable Conference

A unique polar tech roundtable conference. Enjoy.

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Current Polar Sea Ice Situation

Ongoing Retreat in the Arctic, new maximum in the Antarctic

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Animated map of global weather conditions

Wind, temperature and ocean currents forecast

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A journey to the South Pole in a wheelchair

Dmitry Shparo, Russian polar explorer, has been working with disabled polar explorers helping them to reach their goals for over 20 years

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New satellite map of Antarctica freely available

The University of Waterloo, Canada, has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, which is free and fully accessible to the academic world and the public

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Greenland climbing and sailing completed

Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger completed their expedition with 'Ntombifuti'

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Subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

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ExWeb interview with K2 summiteer Adrian Hayes, "the mountain will never be tamed"

A reputation of sustained steepness, numerous vertical rock bands, regular 80 or 90 ice slopes, exposure, constant rock fall and ever present avalanche danger

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Megascale icebergs run aground

Finding the deepest iceberg scours to date provides new insights into the Arctic’s glacial past

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A hundred years ago: Shackleton set sail for Antarctica on Endurance

August 8, 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set off from Plymouth, England, on the Endurance for the Imperial Trans-Antarctica Expedition

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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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