Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment
Soul-sucking whiteouts and not enough food stymied the polar explorer’s best efforts
The renowned polar explorer is on a solo, unassisted, and unsupported South Pole speed record attempt
Prepare for lots of screaming (most of it from Adam Ondra)
Colin O’Brady thinks it’s possible—but just barely—to haul enough calories to traverse the continent. Here’s how.
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.
John Huston explored the North Pole, South Pole, and everything in between. Now he's moving into uncharted territory as the father of newborn twins.
Need sunglasses for climbing, mountaineering, or traveling through snow and ice? We tested three pairs across three continents and two hemispheres to find out how they stack up.
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.”
You can read about wild and remote places all you want, but nothing compares to experiencing them yourself. That's what filmmaker Hugo Perrin and the Fokus Outdoors crew realized during a trip with Quark Expeditions to Antarctica—their research about the wildlife and landscape of the southernmost point…