Poles

Preet Chandi at the South Pole

New Longest Solo Unsupported Polar Expedition Raises Questions

British polar traveler Preet Chandi announced a second record...
A tired-looking Caroline Cote in the tent

Caroline Cote On Her Speed Record, Sastrugi, and Positivity

This year’s Antarctic summer featured the usual cast of...
an illustration of the earth's layers

Earth’s Inner Core Stopped Spinning and Now Has Changed Direction

Yes, you read that headline correctly. The Earth's inner...

In Antarctica, Any Claim Goes

Yesterday Briton Preet Chandi triumphantly announced on social media...
Vermas and Teelahti at the South Pole.

Antarctica 2022-2023: The Season Winds Down

Most of this year's Antarctic expeditions have now wrapped...
A campsite in the snow.

Antarctica 2022: Crossings in Trouble, Solo Skiers Arrive at the Pole

There has been lots of drama, as two of...
Caroline Cote drags a sled in Antarctica.

Caroline Cote Smashes South Pole Speed Record

Canadian Caroline Cote has smashed the Hercules Inlet to...
A photo from the Vermas/Teelahti expedition.

Antarctica 2022: Flat Light, Soft Snow, and New Year’s Celebrations

Sastrugi, low clouds, and soft snow continue to plague...
A man pulls a sled through sastrugi.

Antarctica 2022: Sastrugi, Sastrugi, and More Sastrugi

After some unique Christmas celebrations, the expeditions were back...
Mateusz Waligora with his Antarctic campsite.

Antarctica 2022: Searle Aborts, Remaining Expeditions Approach The Plateau

Antarctica has been a struggle for most teams this...
The Ousland Explorers team approaches a resupply point.

Antarctica 2022: Approaching Halfway

In this week's update, Caroline Cote sets off on...
Barneo

Will Iconic North Pole Station Barneo Ever Open Again?

If you’re planning to head to the North Pole...
Mikko Vermas on his way to the South Pole.

Antarctica 2022: Slow Progress

Last week's roller-coaster weather slowed progress and some skiers...
selfie of Omar di Felice in Antarctica

Cyclist Aborts Antarctic Bike Crossing

After just over a week and less than 100km,...
Mateusz Waligora lies on his sled after setting up his tent on a blue-bird day.

Antarctica 2022: Roller-Coaster Weather

Antarctica has shown the class of 2022 its teeth...

Adventure Photo of the Week: Holiday on the Fram Expedition

Every year, May 17 is Constitution Day, Norway's national...
Mateusz Waligora stands on his skies in Antarctica on a good weather day.

Antarctica 2022: Whiteouts and Sastrugi

Most expeditions are now out on the ice. It's...
polar camp, with low-angle shot of sled and tents

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part X: Solar Chargers

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
Man on stomach films polar skier

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part IX: Electronics

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
side angle of manhauler and his sled

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VIII: Sled Traces

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
3 skiers sking over bare ice

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VII: Ski Poles

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
Preet Chandi holding an airline ticket to Antarctica.

Antarctica 2022: The Season Begins

For some, the Antarctic season has kicked off. For...
woman in fur ruff and red jacket

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part VI: Parka Ruffs

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
cooking inside the tent on a polar expedition

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 6: Cooking Setups

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...

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