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Spooky Links Seen Between North, South Poles

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

Long-distance atmospheric connections between the North and South poles are linking weather and climate in distant parts of the globe, according to d...

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

Treading a Path Taken by Only Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton (Scott Expedition, Antarctica -- Day 81)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Today had a bit of magic in it, and we haven't had a day like that for a while down here. The weather was grim when we set out; nearly a complete w...

Racing to Win: The Conquest of the South Pole

Nancy F. Koehn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Nancy F. Koehn

Last week, as 52 passengers were rescued from a ship stuck in Antarctic ice for 10 days, I was reminded of an earlier expedition to the dangerous, seductive and, at the time, largely unchartered continent of Antarctica: the race to discover the South Pole.

Reaching the South Pole (Our Half-Way Mark)

Ben Saunders | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

In short, I'm afraid to say -- though it's probably quite apt -- that I concur with Captain Scott himself when he said of the South Pole, "Great God this is an awful place".

On to the Antarctic Plateau (Day 52)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke up at six this morning to a suspiciously dimly-lit tent. Usually the bright glare and heat of the sun is plainly obvious on one side of the tent in the morning, but if it's not then it probably means there's a lot of cloud outside.

Walking More Than 1000km in Antarctica (Video -- Day 50)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Ben Saunders

In 50 days in Antarctica Tarka and I have covered more than 1000km on foot and climbed more than 9,000 feet -- mainly up the Beardmore Glacier. It feels like rather a long way and a bit of a milestone.

First Night on the Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica (Day 39)

Ben Saunders | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Getting to the top, and seeing what lay on the other side, is a moment I'll remember and treasure for the rest of my life.

Life on Ice: A Snapshot into Our First Month in Antarctica

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

Here's a short compilation of video clips giving an insight into our time in Antarctica so far.

Scott Expedition - Day 25: Ripples and Circles

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

I am now lying in a tent on the Ross Ice Shelf, camped a few miles away from where he and his team would have camped in the mid-eighties.

Start Stop (the Scott Expedition - Day 15) - 100 Miles in Despite Antarctic Storm

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We woke to the same conditions and it was my turn to poke my head out to see if we could travel. There was no horizon or contrast, just thick whiteout, and only in the slight shadow of the tent could I see the blizzard flying past us.

Looking Up (Day 11)

Ben Saunders | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ben Saunders

We cranked out 10.2 miles today; I can tell you that dragging two-and-a-half times your body weight for seven hours is a bit of a workout. It felt colder than the numbers suggested, though thankfully the wind stayed at our backs all day.

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

10 Surprising Facts About The North Pole

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

From extreme cold and extreme life forms to mind-bending patterns of light and darkness, the North Pole is one peculiar place. Alas, a lot of what the...

What Was the Greatest Personal Rivalry of all Time?

Quora | Posted 05.22.2013 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Alia Caldwell, Writer/Designer In 1910, two explorers began an intense rivalry -- their ques...

WATCH: The Extreme Record This Retiree Set

Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty

"When I retired at 62, I decided to branch out and do something different," said Barbara Hillary. For most people, doing something different may me...

What Is It Like To Live at the South Pole?

Quora | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Alan Light, It isn't bad if you don't mind the cold and don't mind small tow...

Antarctica: Still Worth The Sacrifice

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 04.15.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

I'm on my way home from an Antarctica expedition. And it was worth every minute of discomfort to get there and back, not to mention the hefty price tag.

Best of 2012: National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

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The Windswept Mountains Of Antarctica

Ed Stump | Posted 02.23.2013 | Travel
Ed Stump

Standing 45 miles out from the mountain front across McMurdo Sound, Ross Island boasts the world's southern most active volcano, Mt. Erebus, with a continuously convecting lava lake at its summit.

PHOTOS: 5 Free Things To Do This Week

Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver

It may be "the most wonderful time of the year" but it certainly takes its toll on the wallet. (Warning: the following text gets kind of Grinch-y)...

Explorer's Epic Sea Voyage To Be Retraced

Reuters | Stuart McDill | Posted 02.01.2013 | Science

By Stuart McDill SYDNEY (Reuters) - A group of intrepid explorers are readying themselves for the first-ever recreation of the epic voy...

Arctic Warning

Donna Henes | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Donna Henes

Of all the projected nightmare scenario effects of global warming, one has seized my imagination like no other. I cannot erase the image of a lone polar bear standing on an island of ice barely bigger that it is, floating alone in the Arctic Sea. Drifting toward certain death by starvation or drowning.

Long Lost Shipwreck Found Off Greenland Coast

Posted 08.18.2012 | World

An old whaling ship that carried Captain Robert Scott to the Antarctic and on a doomed expedition to the South Pole a century ago has been found off t...

Skiing To The South Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

There are crazies that climb into a steaming sauna, then head outside to run around the ceremonial pole marker naked as soon as the temperature dips beneath 100 below.