Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. One of Canada’s premier arctic travelers, 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 and in 2022, he received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for services to exploration.

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. One of Canada’s premier arctic travelers, 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 and in 2022, he received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for services to exploration.

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...
Wild adventure photos

The Most Radical Adventure Pix Ever

Well, ok, that's an exaggeration, but Red Bull has...

How to Follow Today’s Mars Rover Landing

When NASA's rover Perseverance lands on Mars today, we...

K2: Sajid Speaks

In an interview with local television in Skardu, Sajid...

K2: About the Other Climbers

While we anxiously wait for news about John Snorri,...

Updated: Is John Snorri Descending?

Winter K2 may have thwarted another summit attempt, this...

Breaking: North Pole Season Canceled Again

For the third year in a row, the North...

K2: Video of Nepalis’ First Footsteps on the Summit

Nirmal Purja has shared a much-awaited video of the...

A Polar Traveler Looks at Winter K2

Although I've lived in the Canadian Rockies for over...

K2: Gavan Ends Quest

Alex Gavan, "humbly listening to the signs" and heartbroken...

Six Rangers Killed in Congo’s Virunga Park

Six rangers were ambushed and shot to death yesterday...

Record Low Pressure System Heading for Alaska

A world-record low pressure system is heading for Alaska,...

Happy Holidays From ExWeb

It took Tobias Baumgaertner three nights to nail this...

Virus Reaches Antarctica

Until yesterday, Antarctica was the only continent on earth...

Breaking: Purja to Guide Colin O’Brady on K2?

It isn't enough that a 19-year-old woman with minimal...

Italian Man Walks 450Km After Argument with Wife

In one of the more bizarre COVID-inspired "expeditions", an...

Legendary Mountaineer Doug Scott Dies

News has just broken that the great British mountaineer...

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