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New safaris to the South Pole with The Explorations Company

Sophy Roberts Roald Amundsen sledged to the South Pole, reaching it on December 14, 1911, five weeks ahead of Captain Robert Scott. In December this year, you can retrace the Norwegian's steps using neither dogs (Amundsen's preference) nor ... Financial Times, 2 weeks ago

History Myth Busters: Explorers

The first Columbus Day was celebrated in 1792, in honor of Christopher Columbus landing in the New World on October 12, 1492. The U.S. made it an official holiday in 1937. For many, the holiday marks the achievements of Columbus and Italian-American ...
 ChannelOne.com1 day ago This Day In History — May 13  Jamaica Observer1 week ago This Day in History - May 12  Jamaica Observer1 week ago

Famous polar explorer exhibit coming

The period between the late 19th and early 20th centuries was considered the Golden Age of polar exploration. Many men died trying to be the first to plant their country's flag at the centre of the Earth's polar regions. These treks of exploration ...
 Portage Daily Graphic1 day ago

Kongsberg to provide hydroacoustic package for research icebreaker

The new RV Kronprins Haakon, the first Norwegian icebreaker built for polar research, and the first purpose built polar research vessel since Roald Amundsen's Maud launched in 1917, will start regular science cruises in 2017 with a complete ...
 Baird Maritime4 days ago KONGSBERG GRUPPEN : Fincantieri selects KONGSBERG hydroacoustic package for new polar research icebreaker  4 Traders4 days ago Fincantieri selects KONGSBERG hydroacoustic package  Nafsgreen3 days ago Kongsberg's Hydroacoustic System Chosen for Polar Icebreaker  Maritime Executive1 week ago

Adventure cruises and expedition cruising: Sailing to the end of the world

You can now reach some of the remote places in the world in comfort. For those hankering for truly adventurous getaways and impressive boasting rights, cocktail cruising in Monaco or Martinique just doesn't cut it. But if you think cruising ...
 Inverell Times1 week ago Unconventional cruising adventures: Sailing to the end of the world  WA Today1 week ago

Bergen wins Norwegian Armed Forces frigate maintenance extension contract

The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (FLO) has awarded a one-year extension contract to Bergen Group for the technical maintenance of the navy's frigate class vessels. Valued at Nkr70m ($9.41m), the contract has validity until July 2016. ...
 Naval Technology1 week ago

S.F. welcomed 1st Northwest Passage sailor but mistreated sloop

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 San Francisco Chronicle.com2 weeks ago

Polar Explorer Will Steger: Still Testing…

Will Steger and the Trans-Antarctica Expedition team struggle to pack their sleds during a ground blizzard; Photograph by Will Steger Twenty-five years ago Will Steger led the 3,471-mile International Trans-Antarctic Expedition , the first ...
 National Geographic2 weeks ago

China pursuing strategic interests in Antarctica

Few places seem out of reach for Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), who has traveled from European capitals to obscure Pacific and Caribbean islands in pursuit of his nation's strategic interests. So perhaps it was not surprising when he ...
 Taipei Times Online2 weeks ago China builds presence in Antarctica in quest for resource security  Today Online2 weeks ago China, Pursuing Strategic Interests, Builds Presence in Antarctica  NDTV2 weeks ago China's Intents Are Questioned as It Builds in Antarctica  NDTV2 weeks ago

Voyage to the north through ramparts of ice

At first sight the great slabs of grey-blue ice covering the Arctic Ocean appear to be rock-solid and immobile but the extraordinary fact is that they are restless and shifting. Beneath what appears to be an unbending and endless landscape, the ...
 BBC2 weeks ago
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