The Adventure Podcast Episode 47: Adventure and Expedition History – The International Trans-Antarctica Expedition

We’re back with another episode of The Adventure Podcast this week, this time turning our attention on one of the most amazing and difficult expeditions in history. After a very busy season in the Antarctic this year, we thought we’d share some information on the historic International Trans-Antarctica Expedition. This amazing journey took place over the course of seven months, starting in July of 1989 and running until March of 1990, with six men covering the length of Antarctica by dogsled. If you haven’t heard of this little adventure before, it’s size and scope will blow your mind.

Before discussing our main topic, my co-host Dave Adlard and I catch up on the latest adventure news, with updates on the winter mountaineering season in Nepal and Pakistan, a final update from the South Pole, and news of one badass ultramarathon mom. As usual, we wrap up the show with our weekly Gear Picks, with Dave updating us on testing a new set of Tubbs snowshoes and Lowa boots, while I talk about a daypack from Gregory that I’ve been testing.

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Kraig Becker