Antarctica

Another Voyage for Madmen (And, This Time, One Woman)

Another Voyage for Madmen (And, This Time, One Woman)

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.

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

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