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Great Expeditions: Orellana’s Navigation of the Amazon

Conquistador Francisco de Orellana lived in the shadow of...
Prolific caver Marion Smith

World’s Most Prolific Cave Explorer Dies at 80

Marion Smith, a caver with 8,291 separate explorations to...
karen van den oever in water

New Deep-Diving Women’s Record: 247 Metres!

Karen van den Oever has spent a lot of...
Jerry Kobalenko receives the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

ExWeb Editor Honored For Exploration, Arctic Work

ExplorersWeb editor Jerry Kobalenko is no stranger to plaudits....
north face obergabelhorn

Weekend Warm-Up: Skiers Try a Mind-Bending Descent

That triangular sheet of snow and ice in the...
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Legendary Mountaineer Bradford Washburn’s Lost Cache Unearthed

A crew discovered lost film and cameras abandoned by...
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2022 Banff Mountain Book Award Winners Announced

The Banff Mountain Book Competition just released its 2022...
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Oldest Man to Paddle the Mississippi: Q&A With Dale ‘Greybeard’ Sanders

The veteran paddler they call 'Greybeard' shows no signs...
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Tenacious Sunny Huang Completes 1,124-Peak ‘Full House’

You wouldn’t be wrong to call what Sunny Huang...
jane dotchin riding in England

At 82, Jane Dotchin Saddles Up for Her 50th 1,000KM Ride Across England

Seasoned horsewoman Jane Dotchin and her faithful steed Diamond...

Great Explorers: Oscar Eckenstein

Born in 1859, English engineer and mountaineer Oscar Eckenstein...

Great Explorers: Francis Younghusband

Dubbed the last great imperial adventurer, Sir Francis Younghusband...

Great Explorers: Peter Aufschnaiter, the Other Austrian in ‘Seven Years in Tibet’

Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer's travel classic, Seven Years in...
L'Anse Aux Meadows

1021 AD: The Precise Date The Vikings Lived in North America

We've long known that the Vikings lived in North...
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How Victor Vescovo Found the Deepest Shipwreck in History

As the submersible glides through the icy black of...
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First Dog, 10th Man to Walk Around the World

The mythic history of man and dog has a...

Great Explorers: Alexandra David-Neel –Traveler, Opera Singer, Monk, Free Spirit

Alexandra David-Neel sought freedom from convention, and preferred sleeping...

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

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

Legends Series: Aloha Wanderwell

Ambitious trailblazer, innovator, and adventurer; Aloha Wanderwell was born...

Escape from Camp 354: Mount Kenya, 1943

The history of Africa's second-highest peak culminates in the...
1930s Grape-Nuts ad by General Foods. Grape-Nuts to fund 10 women explorers a total of $125,000

Grape-Nuts Seeks Women Adventurers to Sponsor

March is Women's History Month, and Grape-Nuts is taking...
Winter aerial view of the epicentre of the Tunguska event in Siberia, Russia. Photo: Tungussky Nature Reserve

Divers to Explore Possible Crater of Siberia’s Famous Tunguska Meteor

A quartet of geophysicists and hydrobiologists has obtained a...

Great Explorers: Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Emmeline Freda Du Faur defied convention by pioneering women's...

Great Explorers: Suersaq, aka Hans Hendrik

Hans Henrik was an unusual polar explorer. He went...

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