Arctic

Barneo ice camp.

Barneo North Pole Camp To Reopen, If You’re Willing to Go Through Russia

Barneo, a floating ice camp typically set up 100km...
four kayakers stand on sea ice by a kayak

Northwest Passage Kayakers Face National Parks Charges

Four kayakers who set a landmark record in a...
A skier manhauls across Antarctica.

Polar Thigh: Antarctica’s Mystery Ailment

You can't imagine Amundsen or Shackleton complaining about chafed...
Big plane landing on Arctic Ocean ice

Barneo Canceled; May Route Through Russia Next Year

Two outfitters currently in Svalbard confirmed today that the...
People in red stand around a plane near the North Pole

Flying in Svalbard is Mission Impossible for Both Tom Cruise and the Barneo Ice Station

Last week, Vincent Colliard canceled his solo North Pole...
Barneo ice station from the air

Update: Colliard Cancels North Pole

Citing continued uncertainty about whether the Barneo Ice Station...

Adventure Photo of the Week: Holiday on the Fram Expedition

Every year, May 17 is Constitution Day, Norway's national...
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...
two skiers hauling sleds uphill in fog

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 5: Skis and Skins

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
skier hauling sled in Antarctica

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 4: Ski Bindings

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
portrait of man with an iced up face mask and fur ruff

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 3: Vapor-Barrier Liners

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
Female skier hauling sled uphill

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 2: Handwear and Footwear

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
two skiers, moving toward the camera, on the Antarctic plateau

Secrets of Polar Gear, Part I: Face Protection

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
a polar bear with its tongue stuck in a can

With a Can Stuck in Its Mouth, a Polar Bear Comes to People for Help

An emaciated polar bear with its tongue stuck in...

McBoycott: How Polar Explorers Brought McDonald’s to Russia

Earlier this week, McDonald's announced that it was temporarily...

Great Survival Stories: Tyson’s Wonderful Drift

The 1871-1873 Polaris expedition made it as far north...

Zara Rutherford, Round-the-World Pilot, Stuck in Russia

Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford's bid to become the youngest woman...
Solar flares – like this one captured by a NASA satellite orbiting the Sun – eject huge amounts of radiation. Image: NASA via Wikicommons

Solar Flare Causes Geomagnetic Storm, Aurora Expected In Northern Reaches

On Saturday, October 9, specialists at NASA's Solar Dynamics...
erik boomer and sarah mcnair-landry clyde river

Boomer, McNair-Landry Finish Epic 42-Day Baffin Adventure

Arctic breakup season, when the skin of ice covering...

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