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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 mammal...
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 the glaciers...
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Expeditions, Featured, fro2009, Home Page | Read More

Antarctica Photoset 3

Thanks to our friend Keoki Flagg (© 2009) for all these great photos! jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#gallery-aa6a889c .flickr-thumb img").flightbox({size_callback: get_sizes}); }); //-->
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Expeditions, Featured, Home Page | Read More

Antarctica Photoset 2

Thanks to our friend Keoki Flagg (© 2009) for all these great photos! jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#gallery-89406d1c .flickr-thumb img").flightbox({size_callback: get_sizes}); }); //-->
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Expeditions, Featured, Home Page | Read More

Antarctica Photoset 1

Thanks to our friend Keoki Flagg (© 2009) for all these great photos! jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery("#gallery-e9bddc3f .flickr-thumb img").flightbox({size_callback: get_sizes}); }); //-->
November 26th, 2009 | antarctica2009, Featured, Home Page | Read More