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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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North Pole update: Ice conditions poles apart

Rough ice, sticky snow, negative drift for the Land-to-Pole skiers. Smooth ice, gliding snow, positive drift for the Pole-to-Land skiers.

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Cornelius Strohm and Mika Chavarin to attempt Greenland Circumnavigation: ExWeb interview

The German and the Frenchman plan to start the 5000+ km route from Narsaq

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North Pole 2014: Bengt Rotmo to ski solo North Pole to Canada

Norwegian polar guide, Bengt Rotmo will first guide two Last Degree ski teams, before heading south

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North Pole: Ryan Waters fell in the water; Tractors airdropped; Greenland season to start

Too thin ice for the Americans. Yasu Ogita in 84N. Barneo runway under construction. Two Greenland kite-ski circumnavigation attempts.

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North Pole update: Russians found Barneo ice floe; Ogita in blizzard near 84ºN

The Russian crew found a suitable ice floe at N89º 39'. Ogita grounded and American drifted east.

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Russian amphibious Arctic cars on the move from Canada

The two special designed cars, with three trailers each, are heading west to Russia in 69ºN

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North Pole skiers tent bounded in blizzard

Polar bears 15 feet away, and a negative drift

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North Pole: Norwegians evacuated due to frostbite

Lars Flesland and Kristoffer Glestad shocked in the tent

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North Pole: Irish team injured and evacuated - update: Norwegians also off

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

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North Pole Norwegians and Americans flying to Cape Discovery - updated landed and skiing

Lars Flesland, Kristoffer Glestad, Ryan Waters and Eric Larsen are about to start. First group out of rubble field.

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North Pole update: A large rough ice zone at the start (Updated)

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

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Geoff Wilson, post South Pole traverse interview

"I found new reserves, new limits to pain tolerance and endurance I never believed I had"

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North Pole: RAF aborted; Japanese and Irish on the ice - updated

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.

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Norwegian North Pole team talking to ExWeb from the high Canadian Arctic

Top Norwegian North Pole tips according to Lars Mangerud Flesland (25) and Kristoffer Glestad (24): "Keep things dry. Have fun out there!"

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North Pole 2014: first skiers flying to their start point

Irish team, Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea, and solo Japanese, Yasu Ogita, off to their start point at the end of land

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Dmitry Shparo's Top 5 North Pole Tips

"The North Pole is not only heavenly beautiful, but it is also inherently mortally dangerous."

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Irish North Pole team checking in at ExWeb from Resolute Bay

"At this point we are chomping at the bit, we are excited to be honest," Mike O’Shea and Clare O’Leary say

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2014 North Pole start: the waiting game is on

Snow/blizzard conditions for Resolute Bay

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The cost of Arctic travel: Jerry Kobalenko talks to ExWeb

"If adventurers can only do one or two High Arctic trips a lifetime because of cost, no one will ever become educated"

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Rescue money thwarted North Pole 2014 ski - updated

Kenn Borek Air changed rescue insurance money arrangement

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Polar-ice-cycling: ExWeb interview with Juan Menéndez Granados

Efficiency is very important in polar exploration

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Polar-ice-cycling: ExWeb interview with Daniel Burton

Burton to future cyclists: "biking in Antarctica will be harder than you can possibly imagine"

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Ray Zahab Baffin Island run 2014

Ray will be joined by Ryan Grant, Stefano Gregoretti and Ferg Hawke for a 48 hour crossing of Akshayuk Pass and beyond

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Yasunaga Ogita talking to ExWeb from the high Canadian Arctic

The solo Japanese Arctic explorer's last preparations and acclimatization before his North Pole solo

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ExWeb interview with Ryan Waters, "an unwritten and unexplainable mental edge”

”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"

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ExWeb post South Pole interview with Fagan couple

"There were unexpected challenges that we had to figure out along the way”

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ExWeb interview with Bernice Notenboom, the Arctic and the world’s climate

Bernice Notenboom, Eric Philips and Marten Hartley will be attempting a Geographic North Pole to Canada ski

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ExWeb interview with Vesa Luomala, seeing the South Pole was like being in a Star Wars movie

"I had two top-hated weather conditions: strong wind + drifting snow, and white-out + sastrugi"

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ExWeb interview with Eric Larsen, "a mix of poetry and hell to the North Pole”

"There are no maps that mark routes of safe passage… we are discovering the place as it exists today"

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North Pole 2014 full route ski expedition list

The season starts March 5 from Canada, and Barneo closes April 22 (weather permitting)

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South Pole: Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere end on Day 106

The duo started from Terra Nova Hut, turned around at the South Pole and ended at Ross Island (106 days)

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ExWeb interview Ram Barkai, ice swimming as an extreme sport

"If it was easy it wouldn’t have attracted hard core people"

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South Pole ski return: Ben and Tarka pass Scott’s last 1912 camp

Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere pass Scott, Bowers and Wilson's last 1912 camp and One Ton Depot

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ExWeb interview with Antony Jinman, flying a drone at the South Pole

Antony: "There was no sunrise and no sunset. No start and no end."

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Dixie Dansercoer and Eric McNair-Landry to kite-ski 5000+ km around Greenland

The two polar explorers plan to complete the circumnavigation in 80 days

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Adrian Hayes recounts 44 days / 1000 mile Empty Quarter journey

Hayes also speaks of the largely unheralded achievements of Thesiger and his companions’ journeys in the 1940s at the RGS on January 30

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Solo Fin, Vesa Luomala, arrived at the South Pole

Vesa has been sledge-hauling, solo, unassisted, unsupported since December 1

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Daniel Burton and his bicycle at the South Pole

The American pedalled and pushed his bicycle for 51 days on the 1130 km route, with resupplies.

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Lewis Clarke (16) became youngest person to ski from the coast to the South Pole

Lewis and ANI guide, Carl Alvey, covered 1130km in 48 days, assisted and unsupported

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Married couple, Chris and Marty Fagan, arrived at the South Pole

Arrival at the South Pole in -50 wind-chill, after 48 days unassisted and unsupported

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Juan Menendez Granados and his bicycle reached the South Pole

The last week Juan traveled 15 hours per day and slept 4-5 hours, eating only leftover nuts, cocoa powder and sunflower oil

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Samina Baig and Mirza Ali summited Mount Vinson 4,892 m Antarctica.

Samina Baig and Mirza Ali has summited Mount Vinson 4,892 m Antarctica.

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Antony Jinman and his drones at the South Pole

Juan Menendez Granados is weak and very tired, spending the last few days pushing hard, with hardly any food to eat

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South Pole update: food shortage, fatigue and cold

Juan Menendez Granados is running seriously low on food with about a 100 km to go. Norwegians in the air in DML.

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Devon McDiarmid and team closing in on the South Pole - updated

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.

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Vincent Cochin to sledge-haul 2300km Canada to Greenland

An 80-day attempt, alone between Inuit villages, in polar bear country and across unstable ice

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Geoff Wilson completes Antarctica crossing

Geoff Wilson and Richard Parks reached their destinations on January 4th. Sea rescue video shows ice conditions.

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Chinese rescue ship issued distress call; Parks near South Pole

Geoff Wilson is nearing the end of his traverse. Ben and Tarka asked for a resupply on their return journey

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Trapped AAE Spirit of Mawson members rescued

A combined Chinese and Australian rescue operation at the Russian ship

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Trapped AAE Spirit of Mawson prepares for evacuation

Preparation of the helipad for the Australasian Antarctic Eexpedition 2013-14 evacuation

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Australian Spirit of Mawson ship trapped in Antarctic sea ice

Two icebeakers to the rescue, blocked by ice

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South Pole arrivals and False Record Claims

South Pole arrivals and "Look, I'm the world's longest apple," said the banana.

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2013 Best of ExplorersWeb

The stories we remember most from 2013.

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Two teams aiming to arrive at the South Pole on Christmas Day

The cyclists following each other’s progress closely

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Alex Hibbert’s Winter North Pole project cancelled

Bad ice conditions in the Nares Strait, they report - updated

 
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