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The South Pole

There was perhaps no greater achievement in exploration and adventure at the time of Norwegian Captain Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole shortly before Christmas in December, 1911. And more than 100 years later, Roald Amundsen leading a trip to the South Pole is still thought of as an incredible attainment and the crowing […]

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Arctic Crossing

Books have a tendancy to sometimes sit on my shelf for a long time. A very long time. Jonathan Waterman’s Artic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture, I would guess, has been there for about a decade. I grabbed it off the freebie shelf at work one day since it looked […]

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The Worst Journey in the World

“Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.” So Apsely Cherry-Garrard begins the telling of The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic happenings, but particularly the history of exploration there, have intensely interested me since my travels took me there in January of […]

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