The Himalayan Stove Project is a humanitarian & philanthropic program. It is dedicated to preserving the Himalayan environment and improving the health of the people living in the trans-Himalayan region. We donate and distribute, free, clean-burning, fuel-efficient Envirofit cook stoves, transforming the lives of individuals and families who now cook with traditional, rudimentary stoves or over open fire pits inside their homes, consuming excessive amounts of precious fuel and polluting the indoor air to dangerously unhealthy levels.
Everest, South Col
Jelle plans climbing the 7 Summits and reaching them with human power.
Everest, North Col
Ivan Braun (DEN) & Mingma Sherpa (NEP) climb Everest North in 2015, Unsupported, Ivan no O2, Mingma new Summit record attempt.
Makalu, South East Ridge
• Expedition Leader: Wing Commander Colin Scott MBE (Royal Air Force)
• Climbing Leader: Captain Dick Gale (Army)
• Team Doctor: Wing Commander Jon Naylor (Royal Air Force)
• Equipment: Trooper Chris Andrews (Army Reserve)
• Communications: Able Rate Carl Stubbs (Royal Navy)
• Food: Trooper Gareth Steel (Army Reserve)
• Photography & Video: Marine Tim Taylor (Royal Marine Reserve)
• Base Camp Manager / Performance Coach: Paul Rafferty (previously Army Physical Training Corps)
• Nema Sherpa
• Lakpa Sherpa
• Angkami Sherpa
• Dawa Sange Sherpa
• Pe Chumbi Sherpa
South Pole skier in Tibet climbing 8000m peak, Cho Oyo.
Cho Oyu, West Face
Expedition Leader - Steve Moffat, New Zealand
Assistant Guide - Matthew Chessor, New Zealand / Australia
Charles Mixon - United States of America
Stewart Dennis - Australia
Danny Guard - New Zealand
Jan Bajer - Czech Republic
Roy Wells - Australia
Mike Heydon - New Zealand
Christopher Corocran - United Kingdom
Rachel Slater - United Kingdom
Spencer Cullis - United Kingdom
The Cho Oyu team will be supported by the following AC Sherpas who are all veterans of our Everest expedition team:
Da Jangbu Sherpa (Expedition Sirdar)
Sange Dorjee Sherpa
Lhakpa Tenzing Sherpa
No oxygen, no high altitude porters.
Manaslu, NE Face
7 rivers, 7 continents, Mark Kalch paddling source to sea the longest river on each continent. A total distance of some 35 000km. Amazon River (South America), 4150 miles - completed 2007/2008
Missouri - Mississippi River (North America), 3780 miles - completed 2012
Volga River (Europe), 2300 miles - 2014
Nile River (Africa), 4132 miles
Yangtze River (Asia), 3916 miles
Murray-Darling River (Australia), 2904 miles
Onyx River (Antarctica), 25 miles
2013 to Svalbard and as far North as possible.
Sailing for ever.
"In 2007, I graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. I specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, I began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. WSBS has a dive station, which is great for all sorts of underwater scientific needs, and after 4 years working there, I became chief of our diving team. I now  organize all WSBS underwater projects and dive by myself with a great pleasure and always with a camera."
In 2012 Yrvind is celebrating his fifty-anniversary as a small boat sailor by starting a new project. A nonstop circumnavigation in a ten foot boat east about, south of the Capes; an year-and-a-half long journey.
The goal: to live the most outlandish experiences the world has to offer through a five-year world sailing circumnavigation. Emphasizing cultural engagement, high adventure, and extreme sport, the sailboat Wizard’s Eye acts as a base and staging point for expeditions ranging from deep sea cave diving to Mountaineering and everything in-between.
Year 1 - Mexico to New Zealand
Year 2 - New Zealand to India
Year 3 - India to South Africa
Year 4 - South Africa to the USA
Year 5 - Northwest Passage
The main character, Tyler Bradt, is a professional whitewater kayaker who holds the world record for the highest waterfall ever run in a kayak, 189.5 feet tall.
Anasazi Racing is James Burwick, Somira Sao and their three small children Tormentina, Raivo Max, and Pearl (ages 4, 2, & 2 months old). They are a family of five, making long distance ocean passages on a 40' performance sailboat. James is a professional climber & sailor. Somira was born in a Khmer Rouge work camp during the Pol Pot regime. She escaped & immigrated with her parents to the United States at age 4 as a Cambodian refugee.
Blind adventurer, Next adventure: kayak the Grand Canyon.
self-powered, long distance kayak and bicycle trips.
2014 — ? (MAY 2014: I'm making cool route but don't want to share it ahead of time)
2013 — Paddling plus Trekking
2012 — Another World Brazil
2011 — Across Baikal
2010 — 2.700km in a kayak along the Volga
2008 — 10.000km by bike from Moscow to Vladivostok
A love of the ocean, adventure and the simple pleasure of sailing, coupled with a natural, creative talent have conspired to ensure that Christophe Launay is one of most inspiring photographers to emerge from France in recent years. His portfolio is a testament to his life experience with images ranging from powerful visions of offshore yacht racing, to serene and beautiful underwater compositions.
Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov will attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean from Valparaiso (Chile), and the finish after 200 days - in Brisbane (Australia)\rDecember 2013 to May 2014.\r
rOwPG (in aid of our environmental education NGO in the former soviet Republic of Georgia). Monteray, California to Hawaii as part of New Ocean Wave's 2014 Pacific Ocean rowing race. From there they will continue on to Australia doing outreach work and collecting maritime archaeology data for Sarah's PhD. Leaving Monteray in June 2014, ending in December 2014.
A crew of four Icelanders whose goal is to row unsupported from Norway to Iceland, via Scotland and the Faroe Islands in 2013, and then in 2014 to continue to Greenland and Canada. On May 17th 2013 they launch from Kristiansand Norway.Captain: Kjartan Jakob Hauksson
In 2014 Ben Turner will attempt a solo, unassisted and non-stop row across the Pacific Ocean; 12,797 km | 7,952 miles and 260+ days at sea. He wants to become the first Australian and youngest person to row the Pacific, and only the second Australian to ever row an ocean solo.
Gareth Jones (UK) and Aaron Chervenakwill (USA) plan to do a complete voyage from Brazil's most northern point at Caburaí, to its southern extreme at Chuíon at the border with Uruguay; covering a distance of over 9000km (5500miles) by foot, paddle and pedal.
Levison Wood is walking the Nile from Source to Sea.
Trekking with a stroller.
Ania and Mat on bicycle journey from Europe to Asia.
The Objective of the British Schools Exploring Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration.
Ara: "A Journey which has began a bit over 5 years ago, still drawing the “Starting Line”, this endless path Spirit and I have embarked ourselves on. This time the “finish line” does not seem to be in sight. Our destination is unknown, it is the Journey that matters, it is our own growth that sits above it all and guide us through the many moments acquired these days. We pretty much try to follow the weather, North in the Summer and South in the Winter. We have been fortunate to acquire some Land in Texas, near Big Bend. I call it “The Oasis” and it’s giant Fire Ring is the Center of my own Universe where Serenity, Peace and Love reigns within the Spiritual Space we spend some time of the year, sheltered from the harsher elements residing North of us."
In 2013, De Bruyn started an attempt to cycle continuously through all the continents, including Antarctica,
1. Australia - COMPLETED ON 12 NOVEMBER 2013
2. Europe - 12 May 2014
3. Middle East & Asia - Started 30 June 2014 (In Progress)
4. North America
5. South America
Humanitarian work and adventure in Himalayas and Greenland.
In July 2012, Dutch adventurer Yuri Klaver started attempting to cross Arctic North America and beyond, by kayak, skis and kite. The first leg of the expedition started just north of the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula where he crossed the Bering Strait to Alaska. He continued in 2014 from Alaska to carry on through the Northwest Passage, across Greenland to Iceland.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research.
Chris Davenport - ski mountaineer.
Susan R. Eaton, a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, journalist and Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays to the Canadian Arctic, in 2014 and 2016. The purpose of the proof of concept expedition (July 2014) and the larger Northwest Passage snorkel relay (summer 2016), is to raise awareness of disappearing sea ice and climate change in the Arctic and to engage Inuit women and girls in building sustainable communities.
The Ice Legacy Project with Borge Ousland and Vincent Colliard is aiming to cross the 20 world largest glaciers: "Believe, Preserve, Transmit". First phase starts beginning of August 2014 on the ice of the Svalbard Archipelago. Together they plan to cross 20 of the largest glaciers in the world on skis, in a nearly 10-year journey that will take them from Russia to Alaska, and from Patagonia to Pakistan.
Mark Wood, Louis Rudd and Paul Vicary plan a Canada to Geographic North Pole expedition. All three have skied full routes to the South Pole.
Skiing and diving 200 km to and at the North Pole.
Barneo drifting Ice Camp opens every year in April for about a month on the Arctic sea ice near the North Pole, supporting scientific and skiers. Barneo ice airfield takes regular flights of an An-74 from Longyearbyen, Svalbard and two local based Mi-8 helicopters.
In spring 2015, Sarah Weldon will set out from Russia with Polar Guide Hannah McKeand, to become the first people to reach the Arctic's fourth north pole, 'The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility'; sledge-hauling and on skis.
Irish team, Mike and Clare crossing the major ice fields of the world.
Fabien Docet plans a solo expedition across Antarctica starting from German Neumeyer Station (near Novo Station), past Kohnen Station, on to the Geographic South Pole, then Vostok Station, Dome C, ending at Dumont D'Urville (FR). According to him it is a distance of more than 5000 km. Departure September/October 2014.
Robert Smith guides Paula Reid and UK and Swiss team mates on Messner route (Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf)
The objective is to accomplish a circular 7000 km (4349.59 mi) route inside the continent during the months of November 2015 until February 2016, one hundred days of duration. Plateau Station - South Pole of Inaccessibility - Vostok - Concordia - Dome Argus Kulun - Dome Fuji - End Novo.
Faysal Hanneche traverse from Novo Base to Hercules Inlet with kites.
In the 2014-15 season Richard plans to attempt the longest solo, unsupported and unassisted Antarctic journey in history. This expedition will also have a unique twist, which is to be revealed 2014, he announced Oct. 2013.
Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel with Norwegian Greenland guide Are Johansen, to traverse Antarctica from Messner route start to Geographic South Pole to Hercules Inlet. On skis with resupplies.
ANI supports expeditions that ski, climb, fly or drive on Antarctica. They operate from Punta Arenas in Chile, with base camp, Union Glacier (79° 45'S, 083° 14'W), on Antarctica.
ALE provides the logistic support and safety backup needed for climbing groups to Mount Vinson and other Antarctica peaks, expeditions to the South Pole and flights to Antarctica. They operate from Punta Arenas in Chile, with base camp, Union Glacier (79° 45'S, 083° 14'W), on Antarctica. ALE owns ANI.
ALCI provides the logistic support and safety backup needed for climbing groups and ski expeditions to the South Pole operating from Cape Town, South Africa, to Novo Base (70° 46’37”S, 011° 49’26”E) on Antarctica.
For years the "Tractor Girl" from The Netherlands, Manon Ossevoort, has been chasing her dream. Now it has become reality with a main sponsor that came on board, the tractor manufacturer, Massey Ferguson. Their expedition will emulate the achievement of Edmund Hillary, who reached the South Pole in 1958 using three Ferguson tractors. It is planned that three MF 5600 tractors will reach the South Pole 56 years after Hillary's achievement in the 2014-5 season. This will also be the 56th Anniversary year of the birth of the Massey Ferguson brand name.
Arrival Heights Camera, Observation Hill Camera, McMurdo Mobile Camera, as well as links to South Pole Station and Palmer Station cameras.
Science news items and articles displayed on "The Antarctic Sun" website.
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General news items and articles from the Antarctic stations and research vessels. The Antarctic Sun, part of the U.S. Antarctic Program, is funded by the National Science Foundation (contract number NSFDACS1219442). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Photos of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken every 15 minutes (if a relay satellite is available for transmission) from the roof of the National Science Foundation's Atmospheric Research Observatory (ARO) which houses NOAA/ESRL's Clean Air Facility.
In order to preserve the life of the camera, it is tilted down toward the snow when the sun is in the field of view, which occurs for several weeks around sunset (March) and sunrise (September) when the sun marches in a circle above the horizon. From mid-April until mid-August the moon and the aurora australis provide the only natural lighting. The camera is shut off from about mid April to early September.
Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov have completed a dogsled expedition from the North Pole to Canada in 2013 (route was originally to Greenland). They plan to continue from the North of Greenland to the Southern tip of Greenland in 2015. Total duration 4 months. Total distance approx 4000 km. In 2014 Fedor is rowing across the Pacific Ocean solo, unassisted.
Alex Bellini: Live on a Greenland iceberg till it breaks down. Floats northwest.
Unassisted unsupported west-east Crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap by an Amputee, Peter Bowker. World first, according to team.
Dimitri Kieffer circumnavigating the world through human power while connecting different societies, civilizations and landscapes.
25 journeys by different non-motorized means, each 1000+ miles. 7 journeys down, 18 to go (May 2013).
First Angelo wants to travel around the world from East to West and then from Pole to Pole (Expedition 720°). Angelo's expedition kicks off in August 2014 when he starts cycling from Los Angeles in California to Anchorage in Alaska.