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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.

Maggie Shipstead
Jul 17, 2018

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.

Brad Wieners
Feb 20, 2018

Ben Saunders on His Hardest Mission Yet

We caught up with the British explorer ahead of his attempt to cross a 1,000-mile swath of Antarctica hauling 300 pounds of gear—completely unassisted

Jason Heaton
Oct 20, 2017

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

Blair Braverman
Sep 15, 2017