Polar Exploration

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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

Photographing Polar Bears in the Arctic

Photographer and Filmmaker Abraham Joffe has always been drawn to places that see very few visitors and the polar region fits that criteria like nowhere else.

Aug 16, 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

Working Under the Antarctic Ice Is Actually Pretty Great

Since 2006, Art Woods, a marine biologist at the University of Montana, has made annual two-month trips to Antarctica to dive under the ice and study curiously large sea spiders. We asked him what it's like to do science when the ocean is freezing, the dives are deep, and there's only one hole to come up for air.

Art Woods
Mar 13, 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