The 2020 Antarctic Season is Cancelled

It has been a long, strange year for the outdoor adventure and exploration community. Early in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe, putting a halt to the spring climbing season in the Himalaya—including Mt. Everest—and causing a nearly complete shutdown of the international travel industry. As the weeks rolled past, we saw the … Read more

North Face Athletes Share Details of 2020 Antartica Expedition

Yesterday I shared a video from a live Q&A session that North Face athletes Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Hilaree Nelson, and Jim Morrison did over the weekend. During that virtual presentation, the foursome shared stories from their recent expedition to Antarctica, which took place back in January of this year. While on the frozen continent, the … Read more

Belgian Climber Attempting Completely Human Powered Seven Summits Expedition

As if climbing each of the Seven Summits isn’t enough of a challenge, Belgian adventurer Jelle Veyt has added a whole new level of difficulty to conquering the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. He is in the midst of an expedition during which he is attempting to not only climb those peaks, … Read more

ALE Sets 2017-2018 Antarctic Flight Schedule

We’re still a few weeks away from the official start of the 2017-2018 Antarctic ski and mountaineering season, with explorers and climbers now putting the final touches on their preparation and gear packing. But prior to the start of that season, Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) has revealed its flight schedule, which offers some insights … Read more

Antarctica 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Mountaineering on the Frozen Continent

There isn’t a lot to discuss today in terms of progress for the South Pole skiers since I posted an update yesterday. Presumably, explorer Mike Horn has started his traverse of the Antarctic continent, although he hasn’t posted a dispatch as of yet. Meanwhile the other teams have put another day of hard work out … Read more

Antarctica 2016: Sir Ranulph Fiennes Summits Mt. Vinson

We have a few updates from the Antarctic today as we round out our adventure news heading into the weekend. For the most part, the South Pole skiers continue to press on, but we have updates on two legendary explorers who have Antarctic ambitions this year. First, we have news that Sir Ranulph Fiennes has … Read more

Antarctica 2016: Slow and Steady Progress on the Frozen Continent

Another week has passed for the South Pole skiers heading across the Antarctic this season. As usual, they face a variety of challenges on their way to the bottom of the world, not the least of which is the weather. But everyone who is currently on the ice is pushing ahead nicely and making steady … Read more

Climber Sets New Speed Record for Climbing Seven Summits

Climbing the Seven Summits remains quite a milestone in the world of outdoor adventure, but those hoping to do so in record time now have an impressive new mark to try to beat. American climber and endurance athlete Colin O’Brady reached the summit of Denali in Alaska this past weekend, wrapping up his quest to climb … Read more