Ongoing Retreat in the Arctic, new maximum in the Antarctic
Wind, temperature and ocean currents forecast
Dmitry Shparo, Russian polar explorer, has been working with disabled polar explorers helping them to reach their goals for over 20 years
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
Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger completed their expedition with 'Ntombifuti'
Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
A reputation of sustained steepness, numerous vertical rock bands, regular 80 or 90 ice slopes, exposure, constant rock fall and ever present avalanche danger
Finding the deepest iceberg scours to date provides new insights into the Arctic’s glacial past
August 8, 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set off from Plymouth, England, on the Endurance for the Imperial Trans-Antarctica Expedition
Starting August 2014, over the next 10 years
The central idea is that you can increase achievement through optimistic thought processes
A year ago Vallely and team were in a similar place in similar conditions, while Quemere is thwarted by the wind
There is no ‘Circumnavigate the World Twice for Dummies’ handbook that gives you a step-by-step guide
AWI scientists name previously unknown underwater mountains after Nelson Mandela and a figure out of the novel “The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear”
An extreme diver and disabled athlete covered 200+ km of broken ice, unassisted
The South African plans around-the-world East to West and then Pole to Pole
"There is enough unpredictability on the Arctic Ocean, don't exacerbate things with spontaneity, inconsistency and temperamentality."
The men's Top 5 Tips, plus a bonus advice from Eric
Three teams on Greenland circumnavigation
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.
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."
"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."
"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.”
Nine essential principles that form the mnemonic ADVENTURE
“The last 30 miles were horrific. It seemed like the whole Arctic Ocean was breaking up in one day.”
Teams picked up and overnight at Eureka Weather Station
"I really didn't have a choice. But an early start would be better."
Philips, Notenboom and Hartley also to be evacuated
Kenn Borek Air is closing down the season's flights
"The coast is completely remote, you don't see a soul. It is still pure adventure."
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.
First team since 2010 to complete a successful ski expedition from land to the Geographic North Pole. Other teams in blizzard.
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
"I approach my expedition like I am running a small business"
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.
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.
Solo Norwegian skier, Bengt Rotmo left the Geographic North Pole for Canada yesterday, April 21
Waiting for a pick-up at 86º 16’N after 44 days on the ice (start just inside 83ºN)
A second blizzard approaching, with renewed fractures and ice drifts. An Italian plans to spend 12 months on an iceberg.
Yasu abandoned his kayak. Skiers traveling: from walking 100 meters in 1 hour to drifting/sitting 1 km in 1 hour.
Rough ice, sticky snow, negative drift for the Land-to-Pole skiers. Smooth ice, gliding snow, positive drift for the Pole-to-Land skiers.
The German and the Frenchman plan to start the 5000+ km route from Narsaq
Norwegian polar guide, Bengt Rotmo will first guide two Last Degree ski teams, before heading south
Too thin ice for the Americans. Yasu Ogita in 84N. Barneo runway under construction. Two Greenland kite-ski circumnavigation attempts.
The Russian crew found a suitable ice floe at N89º 39'. Ogita grounded and American drifted east.
The two special designed cars, with three trailers each, are heading west to Russia in 69ºN
Polar bears 15 feet away, and a negative drift
Lars Flesland and Kristoffer Glestad shocked in the tent
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
Lars Flesland, Kristoffer Glestad, Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen are about to start. First group out of rubble field.
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
"I found new reserves, new limits to pain tolerance and endurance I never believed I had"
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.
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"