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The Northwest Passage
Mother Nature Network

The Northwest Passage

In 1906, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the Pacific Ocean after taking three years to cross the Northwest Passage . The route, skirting Greenland then weaving through Canada's northernmost islands and traveling across the waters of the ... Mother Nature Network, 2 weeks ago

Explorer sets foot on world's largest beaver dam in Alberta

Christopher Columbus was the first to discover the New World of the Americas, Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole, and Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. Now we can add American Rob Mark to that list as the ...
 Cottage Life2 months ago

11/27-30: Weekend events for kids in Arizona

If you're looking for things to do with your kids this weekend, has you covered. 11/28-29: Glendale Glitters Spectacular Weekend Adam Rodriguez Las Noches de las Luminarias at Desert Botanical Garden. Las Noches de las ...
 AZCentral.com23 hours ago
Irish Times

Time to raise a glass, with ice, to Irish hero Ernest Shackleton

Trapped: Endurance in the grip of the ice. Courtesy: State Library, New South Wales From left, Tom Crean, Ernest Shackleton and Frank Worsley a few days after crossing the interior of South Georgia. Courtesy: Robert Burton After a harrowing boat ...
 Irish Times3 days ago

British Library exhibits the Northwest Passage for visitors

Just weeks after the long-anticipated discovery of one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships the British Library looks back on almost 400 years of a fascination with the fabled Northwest Passage. From Charles II's lavish personal atlas to 19th ...
 Travel News4 days ago The British Library explores the Northwest Passage  Artdaily.org1 week ago
Slate Magazine

Fulbright and the Peacemaking Power of International Education

Many have strived to reach the North Pole over the centuries. Explorers set out as early as the 19th century, but faced with dangerous waters and difficult conditions, most were forced to turn back - or died trying. Finally, in 1926, Norwegian ...
 Huffington Post1 week ago Had We Lived: Tracing the Steps of Scott's Doomed South Pole Expedition  Slate Magazine2 weeks ago FOUND! Century-old notebook from Robert F. Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition weeks ago Century-Old Notebook from Legendary Antarctic Expedition Found  Sudan Vision Daily3 weeks ago
Tasmania Mercury

Hip-hip hooray for Hadley's big day

Grand Mercure Hadleys Hotel in Murray Street, Hobart, with the new development at the rear Source: News Limited HOBARTS iconic Hadley's Orient Hotel is celebrating its 180th birthday today with a multi-million-dollar facelift and ...
 Tasmania Mercury1 week ago


By The St. Petersburg Times Published: November 19, 2014 (Issue # 1838) In contrast to Western polar explorers, many of whom are still well-known, many Soviet ones were sent to labor camps. Photo: yevgenov family archive / memorial ...
 St. Petersburg Times Russia1 week ago How Stalin Rewarded Soviet-Era Arctic Explorers  Moscow Times1 week ago

Less than a week after Soviet Arctic scientist Nikolai Yevgenov returned from a gruelling expedition across unforgiving icy deserts, he was taken from his home in the middle of the night by the notorious secret police.

By The St. Petersburg Times Published: November 17, 2014 (Issue # 1837) While Western polar explorers became household names, many of their Soviet counterparts were sent to labor camps. Photo: Yevgenov family archive / Memorial While Western ...
 St. Petersburg Times Russia1 week ago

An unfulfilled dream

Bachendri Pal An expedition to Antarctica and the geographical South Pole will probably remain a dream for Bachendri Pal 60 who has opted out from a team that is likely to visit the Earth's southernmost continent next year The legendary ...
 Calcutta Telegraph2 weeks ago
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