Exploration & Survival

My Midlife Crisis on a Boat in the Arctic

For a book project about 16th-century polar explorer William Barents, Andrea Pitzer needed to reach the remote Arctic island where he and his men came to grief. She booked passage on an expeditionary boat out of Murmansk, then headed north on a trip marked by unforgettable scenery, unexpected loss, and wild magic that changed her life.

Andrea Pitzer
Jul 27, 2020

Alaska Airlifts ‘Into the Wild’ Bus Out of the Wild

In recent years, the bus once occupied by Christopher McCandless had attracted tourists from all over the world—a growing number of whom had to be rescued in their attempt to reach the remote location. Now, apparently, the authorities have had enough.

Eva Holland
Jun 18, 2020
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