On polar madness and other games the Arctic plays with the human brain
Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment
Soul-sucking whiteouts and not enough food stymied the polar explorer’s best efforts
The renowned polar explorer is on a solo, unassisted, and unsupported South Pole speed record attempt
Prepare for lots of screaming (most of it from Adam Ondra)
The North Face sent six of its climbers to the Wolf’s Jaw massif in the Queen Maud Land territory in search of first ascents
Colin O’Brady thinks it’s possible—but just barely—to haul enough calories to traverse the continent. Here’s how.
The first Golden Globe Race, a solo, nonstop, around-the-world sailing event held in 1968, was a mixture of triumph, tragedy, and madness—all chronicled in a classic bestselling book and recent BBC movie. Fifty years later, 17 sailors are once again setting out for the most ambitious—and loneliest—regatta on the planet.
A new study has reignited the contentious debate about what led to the explorer's demise in 1912
David Grann’s New Yorker story about a doomed Antarctic adventurer was a spellbinding read. But as he—and Outside—seem to forget, other people had already done what Worsley was trying to pull off.
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