Jerry Kobalenko

2021 Gift Guide for Polar Explorers

If you have friends or loved ones whose heart...

Best Sleeping Bags of 2021-2022 for Extreme Cold

In winter camping, and especially in arctic travel, the...

Best Expedition Backpacks of 2021-2022: Heavy Haulers Tested

I’ve tried to avoid big packs on multi-week journeys...

Best Winter Parkas of 2021-22 According to Polar Explorers

Compared to sleeping bags or tents, picking a down...

Kuril Islands Mystery: Beach Sand on Fire

Some years ago, I spent a month on the...

Search Team Fails to Find Missing Climber on Pobeda

A search team made up of volunteers Alex...

“Stiff, Absent”: Simon Messner Speaks Out About his Father, Reinhold

Although it gives you certain advantages, it's rarely fun...
Two mountaineers on an airy, snowy ridge

18 Peaks Over 4,000m in 14 Hours

Last summer, when competition-starved endurance athletes were setting Fastest...

Chinese Climbers All Stranded in Kathmandu

Thirty Chinese climbers, including a woman who set a...

Seine Swim Underway

French swimmer Arthur Germain began his 784km swim along...

The Baruntse Experience, in 2 Minutes, 30 Seconds

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh spent nine days climbing...

Holecek, Groh Out of Danger on Baruntse!

With the good weather, things have happened with lightning...

Everest: Purja Reaches Camp 3

After studying the weather, Nirmal Purja decided to bring...

They’re Still Stuck in a Storm, High on Baruntse

After summiting 7,129m Baruntse alpine style yesterday, a fatigued...

The “Safest” Camp on Dhaulagiri

Some spectacular drone work by Tommy Joyce shows just...

Video: Andrzej Bargiel’s Ski of Laila Peak

Andrzej Bargiel's team has posted a brief but spectacular...

Dhaulagiri: Progress on the NW Ridge

The three-man team of Horia Colibasanu, Peter Hamor, and...

A Visit to Sir John Franklin’s Sunken Ship, the Erebus

Researchers found the famous arctic explorer's ship in 2014,...

Greenland’s Color-Coded Houses

Visitors to Greenland often believe that the colorful houses...
Walrus on rock

“Gi-normous” Walrus Turns Up in Ireland

It might have fallen asleep on an iceberg, says...

The Stories That Arctic Cairns Tell

Nowadays, hikers build cairns as an "I was here"...

Freezing Rain Kills Reindeer in Northern Russia, Norway

It has been a disastrous winter for reindeer herders...
Site of the fossil forest

Natural Wonders: The Fossil Forest on Axel Heiberg Island

A 50-million-year-old forest of real wood lies on an...
Approaching polar bear

Updated: Another Polar Bear Attack in Svalbard

A polar bear injured a man in a surprise...

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