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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, solo 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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Paco Acedo and Jesus Noriega skiing and diving the Baltic Sea

An extreme diver and disabled athlete covered 200+ km of broken ice, unassisted

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Heads up: Angelo Wilkie-Page for Double Human-powered Circumnavigation

The South African plans around-the-world East to West and then Pole to Pole

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Top North Pole Tips: Eric Philips, veteran polar explorer

"There is enough unpredictability on the Arctic Ocean, don't exacerbate things with spontaneity, inconsistency and temperamentality."

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Top North Pole Tips: Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen, Class of 2014

The men's Top 5 Tips, plus a bonus advice from Eric

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Greenland ICE expedition completed circumnavigation

Three teams on Greenland circumnavigation

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ExWeb interview with Eric Philips, innovation and North Pole expeditions

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.

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Finland’s Jaakko Heikka talks to ExWeb about Greenland’s horizontal ski route

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."

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ExWeb interview with Ryan Waters, "the North Pole is like going into battle”

"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."

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Jose Mijares and dog Lonchas summited highest mountain on Svalbard

"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.”

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Building the High Performance Adventure Team: Sean Chapple’s insights

Nine essential principles that form the mnemonic ADVENTURE

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ExWeb interview with Eric Larsen: "The North Pole is easily ten times harder than Everest or the South Pole"

“The last 30 miles were horrific. It seemed like the whole Arctic Ocean was breaking up in one day.”

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North Pole season closed down with last flight

Teams picked up and overnight at Eureka Weather Station

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North Pole: Bengt Rotmo talks to ExWeb from the Arctic Ocean

"I really didn't have a choice. But an early start would be better."

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The North Pole is over: all teams to be evacuated

Philips, Notenboom and Hartley also to be evacuated

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Building the High Performance Adventure Team: Sean Chapple’s insights

Nine essential principles that form the mnemonic ADVENTURE

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North Pole update: Bengt Rotmo to be picked up

Kenn Borek Air is closing down the season's flights

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Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger to sail and climb Greenland

"The coast is completely remote, you don't see a soul. It is still pure adventure."

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North Pole update: “Phenomenal power, and we chose to dice with it"

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.

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North Pole success: Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen arrived at the 90ºN!

First team since 2010 to complete a successful ski expedition from land to the Geographic North Pole. Other teams in blizzard.

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Ryan Waters, Eric Larsen and a Polar Bear closing in on the North Pole

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

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Sean Chapple's insights: Laying the Foundations for Success

"I approach my expedition like I am running a small business"

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The Hunger Game: Yasu Ogita recaps his North Pole expedition

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.

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North Pole update: Team awaits relocation by air

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.

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North Pole update: "Safe here is a relative term”

Solo Norwegian skier, Bengt Rotmo left the Geographic North Pole for Canada yesterday, April 21

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Solo skier, Yasu Ogita, aborted North Pole expedition

Waiting for a pick-up at 86º 16’N after 44 days on the ice (start just inside 83ºN)

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North Pole update: More storm-drift to the east

A second blizzard approaching, with renewed fractures and ice drifts. An Italian plans to spend 12 months on an iceberg.

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North Pole skiers drifting significantly (negative) in Arctic blizzard

Yasu abandoned his kayak. Skiers traveling: from walking 100 meters in 1 hour to drifting/sitting 1 km in 1 hour.

 
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