EricPhilips

EricPhilips

Since my first polar expedition, to Ellesmere Island in 1992, I’ve been back to the Arctic or Antarctica almost every year, including three new routes to the South Pole, a double-season traverse of the Arctic Ocean and two crossings of Greenland. In 2012 I co-founded the International Polar Guides Association and am its current president. With over 25 expeditions to the North and South Poles, most as a guide for my company Icetrek, I’m fascinated by high latitude adventures.
polar camp, with low-angle shot of sled and tents

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part X: Solar Chargers

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Man on stomach films polar skier

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part IX: Electronics

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side angle of manhauler and his sled

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VIII: Sled Traces

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3 skiers sking over bare ice

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VII: Ski Poles

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woman in fur ruff and red jacket

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VI: Parka Ruffs

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cooking inside the tent on a polar expedition

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 6: Cooking Setups

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two skiers hauling sleds uphill in fog

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 5: Skis and Skins

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skier hauling sled in Antarctica

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 4: Ski Bindings

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Female skier hauling sled uphill

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 2: Handwear and Footwear

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two skiers, moving toward the camera, on the Antarctic plateau

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part I: Face Protection

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Classifying Polar Expeditions: How to Clear Up the Muddle

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