Antarctica

Before Henry Worsley, There Was Børge Ousland

Before Henry Worsley, There Was Børge Ousland

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.

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

The Polar Expedition That Went Berserk

When Antarctica hits you with the worst storm in decades, sinks your boat, and drowns your crew, there’s only one way to react: get another ship and go back for more

A Beautiful (But Brutal) Multi-Day Race in Antarctica

A Beautiful (But Brutal) Multi-Day Race in Antarctica

Nature writer and Explorers Club fellow Barry Lopez once wrote that Antarctica’s landscape “retained Earth’s primitive link, however tenuous, with space, with the void that stretched out to Jupiter and Uranus.” It is a place so alien and removed from civilization that, as Lopez put it, “the light itself is aloof.”

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