Antarctic

smoking crater on snowy volcano

Mt. Erebus: Fountain of Gold, Heart of Darkness

It turns out that Mount Erebus spews a fortune...
Avanto.

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penguins jumping off ice cliff

Belly Flop! Watch Penguin Chicks Plunge, Plummet, and Plop off Huge Ice Cliffs

Nobody knew why some six-month-old emperor penguin chicks routinely...
Thwaites ice cliff

Is It Curtains For the World’s Largest Glacier? What About Curtains Around It, Instead?

For some years now, scientists have warned climate change...
The Endurance listing hard to port, trapped in ice

Weekend Warm-Up: Restored Footage Shows Shackleton’s Ship in its Icy Death Throes

Is it just me, or is it physically possible...
Iranian commander at podium

Iran Claims Property Rights in Antarctica, Boasts Military Plans

In a televised broadcast last fall, Iran’s naval commander...
Emperor penguins with their chicks

Four New Emperor Penguin Colonies Found in Antarctica

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered...
Vincent Colliard

On the New Antarctic Speed Record: An Interview with Vincent Colliard

On Jan. 11, Vincent Colliard broke the Hercules Inlet...
Antarctic Fire Angels at the Pole

Antarctica: Last Few Skiers Rush to Reach the Pole

The Antarctic expedition season has mostly wrapped up after...
A plane landed on ice by a volcanic caldera in a sunny day.

Climbers Target Mt. Sidley, Antarctica’s Highest Volcano

While teams line up on Vinson to tick off...
Pierre Hedan at the South Pole.

Antarctica: Colliard Nears Pole, Omar Di Felice Aborts

This week in Antarctica, Omar Di Felice aborts his...
Omar Di Felice in Antarctica.

Antarctica: Colliard On Track For Speed Record

Vincent Colliard needs only nine (very) big days to...
A Merry Christmas message from The Pole Expeditions.

Antarctica 2023-4: Cox Aborts, O’Brady Restarts After Crevasse Drama

It has been a dramatic week in Antarctica. Colin...

Antarctica 2023-4: Injuries Mount; Colliard Sets Off

The weather in Antarctica is good, but injuries and...
Three skiers in Antarctica.

Antarctica 2023-4: The Sastrugi Fields

This week, most of the Hercules Inlet starters are...
A pulk in low light in Antarctica

Antarctica 2023-4: The Weather Worsens

Although Antarctica's weather is never exactly gentle, it's been...
Chinstrap penguins on a snowy slope.

Penguins Nap 10,000 Times a Day

Chinstrap penguins are champions of the power nap. They...
A bicycle in Antarctica

Antarctica 2023-4: We’re Underway

Unseasonably warm weather delayed some flights into Union Glacier...
Last season in Antarctica.

Antarctica 2023-4: List of Expeditions

As the Antarctic sledding season approaches, here are the...
two adult emperor penguins standing on sea ice with a chick in between

Unprecedented: Over 9,000 Emperor Penguin Chicks Die from Sparse Sea Ice

Emperor penguins have experienced a disastrous breeding failure, Antarctic...
penguins on south georgia island

Job Offer: Work in the Post Office on Penguin-Rich South Georgia

One of the great things about the phrase "penguin-rich"...
a panoramic view of structures at the Amundson-Scott station at the South Pole.

A Heat Wave at -37˚C? That’s Bad News at the South Pole

The Amundsen-Scott station at the South Pole is recording...
close up of map with the word Antarctica in focus with a push pin marking the spot

A Treasure Map to Falling Stars? This Glaciologist Made One

Imagine you're a planetary geologist who studies meteorites. You...

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