Expedition Updates

Follow our expedition teams! Click on the blog title to access the full dispatch. 

 

Virtual Event Calendar

We might not be out exploring at the moment but have many VIRTUAL ways of expanding your horizon and feeding your need for adventure. Check out the list of virtual events below: 

Thursday, June 25th (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND)
What: Virtual Polar Training
Where: Zoom (click here)
When: 2PM Chicago Time 
Description: With this Virtual Training, you'll add some unique skills and best practices to your adventure toolkit and ensure a better experience on your next cold weather adventure. The "Shakedown" Polar Training was first conceived as a litmus test for extreme cold weather expedition readiness, but it’s so much more than that. The Shakedown is not just for folks who dream of tackling an extreme cold weather expedition. It’s for anyone with a sense of adventure and an appetite for outdoor fun! 

EVERY FRIDAY
What: Polar Opposites (see description below)
When: 1 PM Chicago time
Watch previous episodes on our youtube channel.
Description: Join PolarExplorers guides for a Friday Happy Hour Debate as we discuss outdoor topics that have two or more sides. LIVE ON FACEBOOK. Please submit your suggestions on what you'd like to hear us debate.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Thursday, May 28th
What: Virtual Polar Training
Where: Zoom (click here)
When: 2PM Chicago Time 
Description: With this Virtual Training, you'll add some unique skills and best practices to your adventure toolkit and ensure a better experience on your next cold weather adventure. The "Shakedown" Polar Training was first conceived as a litmus test for extreme cold weather expedition readiness, but it’s so much more than that. The Shakedown is not just for folks who dream of tackling an extreme cold weather expedition. It’s for anyone with a sense of adventure and an appetite for outdoor fun! 

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Another Year of Waiting: Polar Poetry Slam

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"Another year of waiting!"
 
It's a call many a polar explorer has cried when his plans turned out different than hoped. Usually it was the fault of the ice. Grabbing the sides of a ship and locking it like a vise. Bound to their floating homes and forced to "shelter in place" expeditions often spent two or three years, sometimes more, before being set free. Keeping spirits high and avoiding the dark thoughts of uncertainty was a top priority. Many of them turned to poetry, plays and other creative outlets to survive the tedium and to remain hopeful.

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2020 North Pole Last Degree Teams!

 We'd like to introduce you to our 2020 North Pole Last Degree Teams! These international teams will kick off their various expeditions on April 6 and April 15 in Longyearbyen, Norway. Check back again soon as more teams and participants will be added. Make sure to bookmark our blog to read the daily updates and listen to the daily audio dispatches!

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Vinson Team Back to Civilization

Keith and Brian are safely back in Punta Arenas and have spent their first night in three weeks in a real bed! All that's left between them and home is some minor gear organizing, a thorough body washing, and a couple flights back to North America... I'd like to pass along our team's thanks to everyone who took the time to follow the expedition. Both the Last Degree ski and Vinson teams were more cheerful knowing there were people out there following along. 

If you're interested in following more of our expeditions, check back in this April for a full season of North Pole adventures! Until then, we're signing off.

Still Stranded at Vinson Base

The good weather they were waiting for today did not arrive, so as of this evening the team is still socked in at Vinson Base Camp. There is another potential opening tomorrow, but we'll just have to wait and see. In other news, tragedy struck yesterday evening when they ran out of rum. Details on this event are still forthcoming, but we aren't sure how many more days Keith and Brian can last without a resupply of libations.

Check back in tomorrow for an update on their travel schedule out of Vinson and on to Punta Arenas.

 

Subcategories

South Pole & Emperor Penguins

This blog features the daily activities of our South Pole & Emperor Penguin Expedition December 6-16, 2016.

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