Eric Larsen

How to Weather a Storm

In other words, how to not lose your mind to boredom, according to polar explorer Eric Larsen.

In Praise of the Unforgiving Arctic

As a polar explorer, I've spent more than a year of my life living on the ice in one of the harshest environments on the planet. And I love it.

Obama Saved the Arctic—Just in Time

Pro adventurer Eric Larsen, who's spent the past 20 years exploring the Arctic, on why the President's move to protect the Arctic and Antarctic came just in the nick of time

Alone on the Ice

To people unfamiliar with the realities of Antarctic travel—most everyone in the world, it’s safe to say—Martin Szwed’s speed record appeared as real as the next piece of news floating through the...

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How Do I Get to Antarctica?

Used to be that traveling to Antarctica meant playing Russian roulette with your life—Hello, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Tourism to the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth started in earnest in...

The Gear to Outfit an Arctic Expedition

Explorer Eric Larsen sets out next month for a 48-day unaided expedition to the North Pole—one of the planet’s most extreme environments. This is the potentially life-saving gear he’ll be bringing...

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