Arctic

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...
Two sailors sit on their boat with an icy shoreline behind them.

Catamaran Journey Through Northwest Passage Ends Just 400Km Short

Wind and waves in the Northwest Passage ended more...
The sun sets over Alaskan mountains, making a beautiful orange glow.

Exploration Mysteries: Alaskan Disappearances

Alaska has the highest rate of disappearances in the...
swimmier in icy water, clutching an ice floe

Canada to Greenland Swim Falls Short

Last week, TV personality Justin Fornal couldn't boat through...
cliffs and fog on NW Baffin Island

Arctic Cowboys Abort Northwest Passage Kayak Expedition

West Hansen and Jeff Wueste, already down a team...
svalbard cruise fined

Big Fines Given for Illicit Firearms on Board Svalbard Ships

If you’re going to carry a gun on Svalbard,...

Billionaires’ Club Undertakes Treasure Hunt for Greenland Minerals

While adventurers have long coveted Greenland for its virgin...
portrait during a tv interview

TV Host To Swim From Canada to Greenland

Author and television host Justin Fornal is preparing to...
polar bear approachers over sea ice

Officials Kill Polar Bear After It Injures Tourist in Svalbard

A French woman survived a polar bear attack while...

One Northwest Passage Kayaker Drops Out

On August 3, weather and ice were finally favorable...
Cox and female Soviet greeter

35 Years Ago Today: Lynne Cox’s World-Changing Swim Across the Bering Strait

Thirty-five years ago, during the Cold War, American endurance...
Bundled up Ousland smiles on icefield

Borge Ousland Heads North Again

Even Borge Ousland is apparently not immune from the...
SUP'er digs into green water

Extreme Stand-Up Paddleboarding: The Northwest Passage

It won't just be the Arctic Cowboys attempting to...
Cliffs and water along the Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage Kayakers Begin Soon

The Northwest Passage’s days as a mysterious, notoriously difficult...
Closeup of beluga with open mouth

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

Humans Have Lived in the Arctic for 40,000 Years

To many, the Arctic may seem like a bleak...

Arctic ‘Pensioners’ Finish Axel Heiberg Traverse

Last month, veterans John Dunn and Graeme Magor completed...

In the Bug-Ridden Back of Beyond

In 1992, I hopped a bush plane and flew...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...
Charlie Walker in a parka

One Month In Siberian Prison: Charlie Walker’s Brush With Putin’s Russia

Explorer Charlie Walker wanted to blaze a new trail...

Arctic Roundup: Will Steger Aborts

In our latest arctic roundup, Will Steger aborts his...

An Arctic Vacation: Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry

Baffin island residents and arctic veterans Erik Boomer and...

Arctic Roundup: A Lost Boot and Stashed Sleds

In our latest arctic roundup, Will Steger thrashes through...

Alaska Update: Fair Weather and Denali Summits

Last week, the number of climbers on Denali peaked...

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