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On May 6, Ryan Waters and his partner, veteran polar explorer Eric Larsen, completed an unsupported expedition to the North Pole after walking, skiing, and swimming for 53 days and 480 nautical miles from Cape Discovery on Canada’s Ellesmere Island. This feat made Waters the first American to complete the “Adventurers Grand Slam” unsupported, which…

Photo by Eric Larsen Explorer Eric Larsen and his team summited Mount Everest on Thursday, the final quest in his goal to reach the North and South Poles and the rooftop of the world within one year (Everest is considered by some to be a third pole), as reported by the AP. He made a…

By Tetsuhiko Endo And just like that, it's over. The circus has left the Himalaya and the only evidence that an army of international climbers spent all spring scrambling up and down its forbidding peaks are a few optimistic stragglers and the perennial accumulation of garbage on Mount Everest. As is usually the case, most…

Last summer, Arctic adventurer Pen Hadow led the Caitlin Ice Survey on a scientific expedition to the North Pole. Their objective was to take ice core samples to measure the average thickness of the ice and add valuable data to the discourse surrounding global warming. Avid ADVENTURE readers will recall that things got a bit…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo It wasn’t the most smoothest expedition to ever traverse the Arctic, but after 75 days at the top of the world, Pen Hadow, Anne Daniels, and Martin Hartley of the Caitlin Arctic Survey are off the ice and headed home. They were picked up at 85 degrees north latitude earlier this…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo At 5:30 p.m. on April 25th, after 54 days of skiing, John Huston, 32, and Tyler Fish, 34, reached the North Pole and became the first Americans in history do so unassisted and on skis. ADVENTURE caught up with John Huston yesterday as he relaxed in a hotel room on Oslo, Norway, waiting to…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo At 5:30 p.m. on April 25th, after 54 days of skiing, John Huston, 32, and Tyler Fish, 34, reached the North Pole and became the first Americans in history do so unassisted and on skis. ADVENTURE caught up with John Huston yesterday as he relaxed in a hotel room on Oslo,…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo America’s heartland is known for its farms, football, and low-key, but friendly folk. With such a humble reputation, it’s easy to forget that the Midwest has also produced some of the most intrepid American arctic explorers of the decade. Case in point, explorer Will Steger, the Minnesota native who got our…

Text by Keith Rutowski; Photograph courtesy of Tom Avery On April 6, 1909, a team of polar explorers led by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to have reached the North Pole in just 37 days. Critics found the speed unthinkable. They cited inconsistencies in Peary’s notes and the supposedly insurmountable challenges of navigating…

Text by Keith Rutowski; Photograph courtesy of Tom Avery On April 6, 1909, a team of polar explorers led by Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to have reached the North Pole in just 37 days. Critics found the speed unthinkable. They cited inconsistencies in Peary’s notes and the supposedly insurmountable challenges of navigating…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz It’s all about the sun on this summer vacation: Solar eclipse hunters Nike and David Speltz were counting down the hours on their Russian icebreaker until last Friday’s total solar eclipse, a short ride from the North Pole (where they recently took a celebratory swim).…