Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen

Eric Larsen is a polar adventurer and expedition guide, and the first person to Tweet from the North Pole and top of Mt. Everest. He is the author of On Thin Ice .


How to Weather a Storm

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

Eric Larsen
Aug 1, 2017

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.

Eric Larsen
Apr 4, 2017

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

Eric Larsen
Dec 22, 2016

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...

Eric Larsen
Jan 20, 2016

How Do I Get to Antarctica?

Traveling to Antarctica, even as recently as a decade ago, used to be a major challenge. But today it's easier than ever to get there. These are our five favorite ways to visit Antarctica.

Eric Larsen
Nov 20, 2014

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...

Eric Larsen
Feb 21, 2014