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A Gal’s Guide to Packing for…wait for it…Antarctica

Text by Jillian Raymond @tahomajillian and Photos by Brennan Lagasse @stateofthebackcountry and Elizabeth Keane A Dream.  It is as simple as that.  Walking aboard the Sea Adventurer, waving goodbye to the charming city of Ushuaia as you float away towards the frozen continent is surreal, memorable,...
September 6th, 2016 | Home Page, News | Read More

Skiers Flock to Fjords for Iceland Corn in Style

An Iceland Trip Report by Jillian Raymond Antarctica, Greenland, and Iceland is an impressive list for travelers and researchers, yet even more impressive for skiers. The one company that can get you there is Ice Axe expeditions and more importantly get you there in style, luxury, and comfort. Ten of...
June 17th, 2016 | Home Page, News | Read More

Doug & Ice Axe featured on ESPN.com

How do you describe a two-week ski expedition that involves a 10-hour, 150-mile snowmobile approach, climbing and descending giant, virgin couloirs in pink light from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., in front of Warren Miller cameras, on a Norwegian island 500 miles south of the North Pole, where polar bears are...
June 2nd, 2010 | Home Page, News | Read More

Doug & Jack reach the North Pole!

After a long day Jack and I are back in Longyearbyen, Norway. We had a long day as Jack and I were airlifted in a MI8 helicopter the last 14 miles to the Geographic North Pole. Then we were quickly put on the AN74 aircraft and flown back to Longyearbyen. Jack had developed a bronchial chest infection...
April 18th, 2010 | Expeditions, Home Page, trek-for-peace | Read More

Hiking closer to the pole

Doug and Jack continued pulling their sleds to the pole today. Still battling southward drifting ice, they managed to hike 9 miles, for about 7 miles of net gain, accounting for the counterproductive drift. Listen to the dispatch here:
April 18th, 2010 | Expeditions, Home Page, trek-for-peace | Read More

First two days of skiing

After being delayed for a few days due to weather, Doug & Jack are off and have started skiing toward the pole. The two arrived at Barneo camp around midday, and got in about 5 hours of skiing before setting up camp at 8 pm. The next day they got in a full day of skiing and made up about 11 miles...
April 17th, 2010 | Expeditions, Home Page, trek-for-peace | Read More

Dennis Decides to Discontinue Trek

  Doug & Dennis in front of the glacier at Tempelfjord Greetings from Longyearbyen, Norway. I appreciate all of your good wishes and messages of support.  I wanted to let you know that after careful deliberation, I have decided to discontinue my journey to the North Pole. The current conditions...
April 16th, 2010 | Expeditions, Home Page, trek-for-peace | Read More

In Retrospect, I Guess We Might Have Resorted to Cannibalism a Bit Early

by Robert Frohlich “Every man has his White South.” – Ernest Shackleton [Cape Horn, Drake Passage  60 degrees S/60 degrees W] The Antarctic Peninsula is home to the continent’s greatest wildlife diversity within some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. However, one...
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Featured, fro2009, Home Page | Read More

Stairways to Heaven

by Robert Frohlich [Aitcho Islands, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica 62.22′ degrees S/59.47′ degrees west]: On a perfect day the cold atmosphere is clearer than glass and the distant vistas lie within a lively imagination’s immediate grasp. From the bridge looking north to northwest...
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Expeditions, Featured, fro2009, Home Page | Read More

Antarctica Photoset 3

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November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Expeditions, Featured, Home Page | Read More