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PolarExplorers guide John Barkhausen just returned from PE's ski traverse of Europe's largest glacier. We caught up with him to find out what was special about the expedition.

Prince Harry, who was on a South Pole expedition in 2013,  was called "the Dynamo!" of his team. Hearing this inspired us to ask the question "what does it take to be a dynamo on a polar expedition?" PolarExplorers guides Annie Aggens and Keith Heger give their opinions:

Though we do our best to stay out of danger's way injuries and illnesses can be a part of any expedition. That's why we carry a comprehensive first aid kit, and have guides who are well-trained in back country first aid.  Curious about what ailments affect polar adventurers? Here's a quick look at five of the most common expedition injuries & illnesses, and how you can prevent them.

Monday, 04 November 2013 20:17

Most Common Gear Questions Answered

We get a LOT of questions about kit. And for good reason! Staying warm is job #1 when your at the North or South Poles. Here are seven of our  most common questions answered by PolarExplorers guide Keith Heger. Got more gear questions? Post them in the comments below and we'll get you an answer.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00

Top 5 Polar Training Tips

In advance of their 2013 South Pole expedition Prince Harry and his team spent 20 hours in a sub zero freezer. Not everyone has access to a sub zero freezer, so what can the average person do to train for a polar expedition? Here are our top 5 training tips for anyone heading to the North or South Poles.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 19:43

10 Questions for our Greenland Crossing guides

Crossing Greenland by ski is a classic polar expedition and one of our favorites. We asked PolarExplorer guides Keith Heger and Annie Aggens to share some of their tips and insights about the Greenland Icecap Crossing.

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