Archive for January, 2012

The Squaw Valley Institute Welcomes Home the South Pole Push Expedition

The Squaw Valley Institute is set to hold a Welcome Home Event for the South Pole Push Expedition tomorrow, January 31st. The Tahoe-based team, led by adaptive athlete Grant Korgan made history on January 17th with the very first team of adaptive athletes trekking to the South Pole. The event begins...
January 30th, 2012 | News | Read More

Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal

This past summer, with Stoup, the world’s most traveled polar explorer, and Fletcher, a world-class helicopter ski guide, plans for an expedition to the South Pole began to take shape. Training for Antarctica became a mission. The expedition team called it “The Push.” In July, with...
January 29th, 2012 | News | Read More

A Fjord-Hopping Ski Tour in the Arctic

The Arctic. For centuries, it has called some of history’s greatest explorers—guys with names like Svavarsson, Peary and Amundsen—many of whom never made it back alive. Some froze, others starved. Which is why when you go, you should really bring a private chef… Introducing the Arctic Ski...
January 21st, 2012 | News | Read More

Sports Illustrated: Man paralyzed in snowmobile accident reaches South Pole

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man paralyzed in a 2010 snowmobiling accident has reached the South Pole, traveling about 75 miles in sub-zero temperatures over two weeks to complete the trip on the 100th anniversary of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s trek there with the Terra Nova Expedition. Grant...
January 18th, 2012 | News | Read More

WSJ: Fresh in Powder, Epic in the Arctic

Ice Axe Expeditions’s latest adventure takes skiers to a region known more for lost explorers and polar bears than carving. Its Arctic ski cruise in May 2012 heads to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, just 600 miles from the North Pole, for riding pristine peaks. Guests can also explore mountainous...
January 14th, 2012 | News | Read More

Live Updates from THE PUSH South Pole Expedtion

On January 17, 2012, for the first time in history, an adaptive athlete will push the limits of man in the most inhospitable place on the planet – the South Pole. The chosen date marks the 100-year anniversary of when Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition reached the earth’s most...
January 10th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

Doug to lead THE PUSH: A South Pole Adventure

The Push – A South Pole Adventure from p2sp on Vimeo. Doug Stoup to lead “THE PUSH: A South Pole Adventure From SouthPolePush.com… On January 17, 2012, for the first time in history, two adaptive athletes will push the limits and themselves to the most inhospitable place on the planet...
January 1st, 2012 | Featured | Read More