Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada’s premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and has just finished a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada’s premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and has just finished a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.

selfie of Omar di Felice in Antarctica

Cyclist Aborts Antarctic Bike Crossing

After just over a week and less than 100km,...

Adventure Photo of the Week: Holiday on the Fram Expedition

Every year, May 17 is Constitution Day, Norway's national...
portrait of man with an iced up face mask and fur ruff

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 3: Vapor-Barrier Liners

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...

Nirmal Purja Explains Fatal Parachuting Accident

ExplorersWeb has received an email from Nirmal Purja's brand...
Ousland and Colliard raise their arms in celebration at the end of the ice cap crossing

Ousland, Colliard Cross Devon Island Ice Cap

Borge Ousland and Vince Colliard have completed their crossing...
Bundled up Ousland smiles on icefield

Borge Ousland Heads North Again

Even Borge Ousland is apparently not immune from the...
A line of climbes moves up a steep part of K2 in orange morning light

K2 is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Everest

When 145 climbers summited K2 in a single record-breaking...

Stream ‘The Alpinist’ For Free

The great film about the late climber Marc-André Leclerc...

How to Buy a Boat and Sail Around the World: One Couple’s Story

You don't need to be an expert mariner to...
Silhouette of four cyclists against giant moon

Spanish Photo Contest Highlights Spectacular Mountain Images

Every year, the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea, a...

British Adventurer Arrested, Spends a Month in a Russian Prison

Editor's note: We also caught up later with Charlie...

Great Survival Stories: The Greely Expedition

What is usually called the Greely Expedition was supposed...

Enjoy Snow? Here’s the Man Who Took the First Pictures of Snowflakes

Though not an explorer of geographies, Snowflake Bentley was...

Watch: The Most Insane Ski Film Ever

Nominated for two Emmys, Markus Eder's The Ultimate Run...

Polar Travel: Tips for Better Manhauling

I used to feel that there wasn't much to...

Arctic Roundup: Not So Fast

After signs that arctic expeditions were set to resume...

McBoycott: How Polar Explorers Brought McDonald’s to Russia

Earlier this week, McDonald's announced that it was temporarily...

Buying Polar Gear: A Cost-Saving Tip

A few weeks ago, a reader asked when it...

Barneo Ice Station Canceled for Another Year

Unsurprisingly, Barneo has canceled its 2022 season. Citing lingering...

As COVID Eases, Arctic Expeditions Resume

Even after the early lockdowns lifted, severe travel restrictions...

Tip: To Avoid Frostbite at Polar Temperatures, Cut Off the Elastic Cuff on Gloves

The first time I realized that your circulation is...

Arctic Hare Travels A Record 388Km

As satellite tracking has become more common, we've learned...

Bear Attack: Never Let Your Guard Down

During a 30-day canoe expedition in Canada's central Labrador...

French Rower Dies During Atlantic Crossing

A 75-year-old adventurer who was trying to row solo...

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