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Last skiers arrived at the South Pole

From Hercules Inlet: Emma Kelty and Pachi Ibarra reached the end of the earth. Ski Season's End

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Snowsailer to sail to the South Pole

Australian Charles Werb on his way to Antarctica

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This Week on Pythom

Latest headlines

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Henry Worsley: Memories and Lessons

2016 North Pole team remembers their 2011-12 South Pole mate

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South Pole ski update: Kiters complete crossing

Devon McDiarmid and Stew Edge arrived at Hercules Inlet

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"Memories of a great friend,” Lou Rudd remembers Henry Worsley

"I witnessed a man full of passion and sheer determination to achieve his goals and yet also very humble and kind.”

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South Pole skier, Henry Worsley, passed away

We Salute You, Lieutenant Colonel

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South Pole Skier in Hospital

Henry Worsley back in Punta Arenas

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Antarctica evacuations: Journeys end

Henry Worsley and Carl Alvey at Union Glacier

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Antarctica: So Near And Yet So far

Slow progress to Shackleton Glacier. Skiers and kiters meet on Hercules Inlet route.

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Eric Philips: 1998-99 Shackleton Glacier to 2015 Queen Maud Land (Exweb Interview)

"Breathtaking beauty" times two. First traverse of Shackleton Glacier.

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Devon, Stew, Mostafa and Shahrom at the South Pole

Completing the 890 km route from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf (Messner Route) in 38 days.

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This Week on Pythom

Adventure headlines kicking off 2016

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Queen Maud Land, "probably the most fascinating ice and rock landscape of our planet,” says Christoph Hoebenreich

"You will feel like an astronaut exploring a new world on another planet.”

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Solo skier Luke Robertson arrived at the South Pole

40 days over 1130 km, first Scot and youngest Brit solo, unassisted unsupported

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Antarctica: Skier aborted expedition; cold -47ºC; and 10,400ft topped on Titan Dome

Also: Call for the Shackleton Award nominations and Greenland team mate

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Ski North Pole 2016: British Trio

South Pole skiers to attempt sledge-hauling from Russia to Geographic North Pole (90ºN)

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Antarctica: Titan Dome and Katabatic Winds

Wind-chill down to minus 40 degrees; race against time

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Henry Worsley at the South Pole

Phase to the South completed, traverse continues to the North

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This Week on Pythom

One door closes, another opens. HAPPY NEW 2016!

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Antarctica: Teapot Air-Drop and Christmas

Doug Tumminello received a new teapot, in an awkward situation. Henry Worsley crossed brutal sastrugi and closes in on Last Degree.

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Christmas on Antarctica Hundred Years Ago

Shackleton December 25, 1915: "Our thoughts went back to those at home. We wondered, too, that day, as we sat down to our “lunch” of stale, thin bannock and a mug of thin cocoa, what they were having at home.”

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This Week on Pythom

Everest movie poster pic of a different peak?

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South Pole skier evacuated; and a change in route plan

White-outs, blisters, broken tent poles and more sastrugi pose challenges, but stunning views and a parhelion are rewarding

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Mind-numbing white-outs; Climbers in gale force winds on Antarctica

White-outs and 50m wide crevasses on ski routes. One team of climbers pinned on Vinson. Philips at Ulvetanna.

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This Week on Pythom

Lhotses and grizzlies

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Must-Watch: ’Melting: Last Race to the Pole,’ an Animal Planet show

The Two-Hour Special premieres on Animal Planet, Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 9-11 PM ET/PT, with North Pole skiers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters

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Skiers and Climbers in Storm in West Antarctica

Vinson climbers and South Pole skiers grounded. Pontrandolfo's position.

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Behind the Scenes… Organising a Polar Expedition, by Newland

The ‘gliding swan’ image that makes everything run smoothly, or appear so, involves a fair amount of preparation wherever you go in the world!

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Antarctic Traverse skiers relay; Boeing and Three Teams at Union Glacier

Pontrandolfo still in windless zone; Worsley climbing Wujek Ridge; ALE landed a Boeing at Union Glacier in joint partnership with Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS)

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This Week on Pythom

Review of last week's main adventure headlines.

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A little turkey story rerun

Traditions matter

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Antarctica: Too Much Wind and Too Little Wind on Two Traverse Routes

Worsley and Pontrandolfo battle against the wind and no wind

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Antarctica: Two Traverse Skiers and Two Ilyushins

Worsley and Pontrandolfo's positions

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Antarctica: Worsley in whole-day white-out

Contrast in snow, a mere two feet

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Eric Philips solo kite-ski Queen Maud Land 2015, "a discovery trip"

"I won't be using any maps, just flying by the seat of my pants! I've rigged up a self-arrest system on the sled in the event I fall into a crevasse."

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This Week on Pythom

Lhotse, Antarctica and Amazon

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Two Antarctic Traverses: Worsley started, Pontrandolfo ready to go

Kind surface and unbelievable silence, on Henry Worsley's first day on Berkner Island. Catching up with Michele Pontrandolfo in Cape Town.

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David Beckham at Union Glacier, Antarctica

He flew in on the Ilyushin with Henry Worsley (left)

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Interview with Mostafa Salameh: Islam, Palestine, Peace and the South Pole

The first Jordanian to attempt to ski to the South Pole [updated]

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Meet Devon McDiarmid and his South Pole team

Stew Edge, Mostafa Salameh and Shahrom Abdullah. Plus news about Henry Worsley.

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Meet Carl Alvey and his South Pole team - Hercules Inlet route 2015-16

ANI ski team: Carl Alvey (guide), Emma Tamsin Kelty and Khai Nguyen

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Henry Worsley in Patience Camp: Punta Arenas, not Antarctica

The Union Glacier runway clearing is well underway, reports ANI, but the weather is deteriorating, says Worsley

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Polar explorer banned from Antarctic base

Alain Hubert vs the government

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Antarctica 2015-16: Season about to open for adventurers

Henry Worsley waiting for first Ilyushin flight to Union Glacier

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South Pole solo ski interview with Doug Tumminello

From Everest to the Indian Ocean to the Antarctic ice

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Shackleton’s leadership skills, by Henry Worsley

"... nothing was more important to him than [the crew's] welfare"

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The loss of the Endurance, October 27, 1915: "The connexion had been cut"

After being trapped in the winter ice in Antarctica's Weddell Sea, the Endurance had been crushed beyond all hope of ever being righted

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Antarctic solo traverse: Henry Worsley talks from Punta Arenas

Unassisted (no resupplies), unsupported (no kites), 1100 miles, 80 days of food, fuel and gear in sled

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From Serious Surgeries to Hercules Inlet: Luke Robertson solo ski to South Pole

"Every effort has to be made to ensure the correct systems, routines and equipment are in place for a safe expedition"

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Henry Worsley for first solo Antarctic ski traverse

Unassisted, Unsupported from Gould Bay to Shackleton Glacier via South Pole

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South Pole new ski route: Call for mates

Route finding, discovering, unearthing, sharing a little stake in polar history… interested?

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On Pythom: South Pole, Greenland, Amazon, Kalahari, Serengeti and more

The South Pole ski season is about to open next month

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"On The Nose one mistake will kill you,” Fiona Thornewill shares her climb

Fiona about leader and team mate, Hans Florine: "...to see a master climber go, and how fast; he was amazing to watch."

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Look, Ma, No Hands! The Wearable Cam Drone

The drone that wears like a watch

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Shackleton September 1915: Silent Bergs and Grinding Floes

The vital question: whether or not the ice would open sufficiently to release Endurance before the drift carried her into the most dangerous area

 
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