Antarctic

front and backside of a weathered medal

UK Bans Export of Final Shackleton Medal

Sir Ernest Shackleton is one of the most heavily...
Vincent Colliard

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

On Jan. 11, Vincent Colliard broke the Hercules Inlet...
Colliard pulling his sled

Colliard Reaches South Pole, Breaks Speed Record

France's Vincent Colliard has reached the South Pole, breaking...
Preet Chandi at the South Pole.

Preet Chandi Breaks Women’s South Pole Ski Record

British adventurer Preet Chandi has broken Caroline Coté's solo...
Colin O'Brady with arms raised

Colin O’Brady Ends South Pole Record Bid

A few days after falling into a crevasse, American...
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...
O'Brady crying

Colin O’Brady Falls Into Crevasse, Barely Survives

A shaken Colin O'Brady admits, "I almost died today."...
Colin O'Brady with arms raised

Colin O’Brady Announces South Pole Speed Record Bid

At the eleventh hour, controversial American adventurer Colin O’Brady...
Three skiers in Antarctica.

Antarctica 2023-4: The Sastrugi Fields

This week, most of the Hercules Inlet starters are...
Two polar skiers discuss the way forward

Breaking Ice Ceilings: Metelitsa, the Trailblazing Women Polar Skiers of the 1970s

An all-female team of Soviet women in fur hats...
A pulk in low light in Antarctica

Antarctica 2023-4: The Weather Worsens

Although Antarctica's weather is never exactly gentle, it's been...
skier and Mount Vinson

The Seven Summits: It All Began 40 Years Ago Today

On Nov. 23, 1983, Chris Bonington reached the summit...
A skier manhauls across Antarctica.

Polar Thigh: Antarctica’s Mystery Ailment

You can't imagine Amundsen or Shackleton complaining about chafed...
Preet Chandi at the South Pole

New Longest Solo Unsupported Polar Expedition Raises Questions

British polar traveler Preet Chandi announced a second record...
Vermas and Teelahti at the South Pole.

Antarctica 2022-2023: The Season Winds Down

Most of this year's Antarctic expeditions have now wrapped...
Mateusz Waligora with his Antarctic campsite.

Antarctica 2022: Searle Aborts, Remaining Expeditions Approach The Plateau

Antarctica has been a struggle for most teams this...
Mikko Vermas on his way to the South Pole.

Antarctica 2022: Slow Progress

Last week's roller-coaster weather slowed progress and some skiers...
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...
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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