Top Norwegian North Pole tips according to Lars Mangerud Flesland (25) and Kristoffer Glestad (24): "Keep things dry. Have fun out there!"
Irish team, Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea, and solo Japanese, Yasu Ogita, off to their start point at the end of land
"The North Pole is not only heavenly beautiful, but it is also inherently mortally dangerous."
"At this point we are chomping at the bit, we are excited to be honest," Mike O’Shea and Clare O’Leary say
Snow/blizzard conditions for Resolute Bay
"If adventurers can only do one or two High Arctic trips a lifetime because of cost, no one will ever become educated"
Kenn Borek Air changed rescue insurance money arrangement
Efficiency is very important in polar exploration
Burton to future cyclists: "biking in Antarctica will be harder than you can possibly imagine"
Ray will be joined by Ryan Grant, Stefano Gregoretti and Ferg Hawke for a 48 hour crossing of Akshayuk Pass and beyond
The solo Japanese Arctic explorer's last preparations and acclimatization before his North Pole solo
”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"
"There were unexpected challenges that we had to figure out along the way”
Bernice Notenboom, Eric Philips and Marten Hartley will be attempting a Geographic North Pole to Canada ski
"I had two top-hated weather conditions: strong wind + drifting snow, and white-out + sastrugi"
"There are no maps that mark routes of safe passage… we are discovering the place as it exists today"
The season starts March 5 from Canada, and Barneo closes April 22 (weather permitting)
The duo started from Terra Nova Hut, turned around at the South Pole and ended at Ross Island (106 days)
Now to the fun part.
"If it was easy it wouldn’t have attracted hard core people"
The skinny on heavy usage.
A new generation in sat comms.
Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere pass Scott, Bowers and Wilson's last 1912 camp and One Ton Depot
Antony: "There was no sunrise and no sunset. No start and no end."
The two polar explorers plan to complete the circumnavigation in 80 days
Hayes also speaks of the largely unheralded achievements of Thesiger and his companions’ journeys in the 1940s at the RGS on January 30
Vesa has been sledge-hauling, solo, unassisted, unsupported since December 1
The American pedalled and pushed his bicycle for 51 days on the 1130 km route, with resupplies.
Lewis and ANI guide, Carl Alvey, covered 1130km in 48 days, assisted and unsupported
Arrival at the South Pole in -50 wind-chill, after 48 days unassisted and unsupported
The last week Juan traveled 15 hours per day and slept 4-5 hours, eating only leftover nuts, cocoa powder and sunflower oil
Samina Baig and Mirza Ali has summited Mount Vinson 4,892 m Antarctica.
Juan Menendez Granados is weak and very tired, spending the last few days pushing hard, with hardly any food to eat
Juan Menendez Granados is running seriously low on food with about a 100 km to go. Norwegians in the air in DML.
Devon McDiarmid, Joshua Hodgkinson & Wen Yuan are due to arrive at 90ºS on Jan. 12 [team members and position updated]. White-out conditions in sastrugi fields.
An 80-day attempt, alone between Inuit villages, in polar bear country and across unstable ice
Geoff Wilson and Richard Parks reached their destinations on January 4th. Sea rescue video shows ice conditions.
Geoff Wilson is nearing the end of his traverse. Ben and Tarka asked for a resupply on their return journey
A combined Chinese and Australian rescue operation at the Russian ship
Preparation of the helipad for the Australasian Antarctic Eexpedition 2013-14 evacuation
Two icebeakers to the rescue, blocked by ice
South Pole arrivals and "Look, I'm the world's longest apple," said the banana.
The stories we remember most from 2013.
The cyclists following each other’s progress closely
Bad ice conditions in the Nares Strait, they report - updated
"An expedition in a polar area is a struggle against cold, humidity and hungry; while a climbing expedition is a struggle against HAP, altitude and fear."
1,800 miles sledge-hauling over 210 days attempt
Conditions improved after days of high winds
With remote-sensing satellites, scientists have found the coldest places on Earth
The 2013-14 season is a busy one for Arctic Trucks
50 days of climbing, BASE jumping (Ulvetanna), skiing, kite-skiing and even fatbike riding
Lots of deep snow and a steep hill challenge Juan Menendez Granados and Daniel Burton on their bicycles at the start
Solo Crossings: Geoff Wilson and Faysal Hanneche hammered by their kites. Too slow progress for Richard Parks.
Parks set off on Nov 28. Geoff Wilson kited 100km. Majority skiers and a rotation Vinson climbers arrived at Union Glacier.
Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, Susan Eaton, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays in 2014 and 2016; call for interested females
Drones on the Hercules Inlet ski route
Starting from the bottom of the Leverett Glacier in December, Maria plans to complete her cycle expedition in 20 days
Geoff kited and manhauled through minefield crevasses, slept on blue ice & passed the mountains onto the plateau. Faysal Hanneche took a lift with a vehicle.
Find out why the largest mountain in the world, Mt. Logan, is not climbed so often
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