100 years ago today Ernest Shackleton was on the Endurance, beset in ice, slowly drifting to the north (opposite of where he wanted to go). Little did he know what an adventure lay ahead of him!

We had the privilege of sitting down with legendary polar expedition guide, Keith Heger, since he is in our office everyday!

Here are some of his thoughts on his 44-day Full South Pole expedition on the Messner route.

Monday, 11 August 2014 17:48

New Polar Shakedown Training in Iceland!

For over 20 years PolarExplorers has been training aspiring polar adventurers how to thrive in the unforgiving polar environment. With two popular trainings (one in Norway and one in the USA) why add a third in Iceland?

Ski crossing of Vatnajökull

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.


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