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6 Japan time) became the first Japanese to conquer the frozen and desolate South Pole on foot in a solo trek without being resupplied. "I accumulated small steps, believing that they would lead to a big step without fail. By repeating those (small) steps, I achieved (the purpose of) reaching the South Pole," ...
It's not like it was in the old days, walking to the South Pole. In Scott and Shackleton's heroic age of Antarctic exploration, you would set off with little more than a few extra jumpers and a blessing from the king. You'd eat tins of luncheon meat and maybe the odd husky. You'd write poignant diary entries and ...

Hokkaido-based adventurer Yasunaga Ogita reached the South Pole Friday on a solo trek after walking 1,126 km without backup supplies or the use of motorized assistance, becoming the first Japanese to achieve a feat of this kind. On Saturday morning, supporters and staff were gathered in Tokyo as ...
(CNN) Antarctica as we know it is a frosty wilderness covered in thick compacted ice. But a recent scientific discovery suggests that the vast white continent was home to leafy forests, some 280 million years ago. During the last Antarctic summer, geologist Erik Gulbranson and a team of polar scientists ...
St. John's, N.L. was one of the only exceptions at around -5 C. To be fair, though the South Pole is generally considered to be colder than the North Pole, it's currently summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Too bad much of Canada is also colder than the North Pole currently, where the average temperature ...

The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton's words that it was better to return home as a 'live donkey' than a 'dead lion'. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after 'ferocious' weather ...
A serving British Army officer has become the youngest person to reach the South Pole on his own and unsupported, after trekking for more than five weeks. Lt Scott Sears, the brother-in-law of Andy Murray, reached his destination on Christmas Day after negotiating 700 miles of Antarctic plateau, crevasse ...
That's why the South Pole telescope was built there in 2006, near the American research base at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre reflecting telescope observes the heavens in various frequencies of infrared radiation, paying particular attention to the cosmic microwave background, the ...
But it's literally South Pole-level cold outside today. At 7 a.m., the temperature at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica was -11 degrees. Around the same time in Indianapolis, the temperature was -12, matching a Jan. 2 record set in 1887. So it was actually colder in Indianapolis than at the ...
... Antarctica in memory of his friend Lieutenant Colonel Henry Worsley, who died on an expedition to traverse the Antarctic alone last year. He aimed to spend 65 days travelling more than 1,000 miles across Antarctica, but was forced to cancel the trip when he arrived at the South Pole on Thursday, after 52 ...
The 'Antarctic Ghurka' is three years younger than the previous South Pole record holder and said the achievement would take a few weeks to sink in after being alone on his epic journey for nearly six weeks. Before setting off, Lt Sears said: "I grew up reading Sir Ranulph Fiennes and was gripped by the ...
The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton's words that it was better to return home as a 'live donkey' than a 'dead lion'. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after 'ferocious' weather ...
weather across the country on Dec. 28 had people shivering from coast-to-coast-to-coast, as yet another freezing day in an unusually cold week came to pass. Ottawa had the dubious honour of being the coldest capital in the world when its overnight temperatures hit -29 C Wednesday night. This made it ...
Edmontonians sick of the teeth-chattering cold might consider taking refuge in the North Pole. It's so cold in the capital region, it's actually warmer in the high Arctic. In Edmonton, the temperature hovered around -30 C with a nipping wind which made it feel more like -37. According to the latest forecast, the ...
PUTRAJAYA: Qobin has done it! The national explorer, Muhammad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin who is fondly called Qobin, conquered the South Pole and has become Malaysia's first Grand Slam Explorer. He reached the South Pole at 4.05 pm on Wednesday (11.05 am on Thursday in Malaysia). Qobin ...
A musician and a scientist fall in love and then move to the South Pole. It's not the intro to a joke - it's the story of Jennifer McCallum and John Bird, the authors and protagonists of a new book called "One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole." ...

Andy Murray's brother-in-law Scott Sears has become the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo. Sears, a lieutenant in the First Battalion Royal Gurkha rifles, had to pull his supplies on a sled for his 702-mile trek unaided before reaching his target 12 days early. Since his trek began, he had the ...
tennis star Andy Murray's brother-in-law believes he has become the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo. Scott Sears, a lieutenant in the First Battalion Royal Gurkha rifles, pulled a sled and supplies for 38 days through 150mph winds in temperatures of -50c. His 702-mile trek ended at the ...
Do you ever wonder what I do on the 364 days when I'm not delivering toys? Mostly, I try to figure out what kids will want for the coming Christmas. It's hard; kids are so picky. Why do you think I come by in the middle of the night? Because they're asleep, that's why. That way I won't have to listen to their ...
The South Pole might not seem like the obvious place to harvest solar energy, but one explorer and his son are determined to make it work. Legendary adventurer Robert Swan, a Durham University graduate who grew up near Barnard Castle, is taking his son Barney on an epic trip to Antarctica in a bid to ...
Where South Pole Station falls apart just a little bit is when other characters become the focus. There are chapters in which characters other than Cooper, characters we have already seen through Cooper's eyes, get their own moments to shine as we learn a bit about their backstories. We see events ...
Rutgers scientist's big adventure near the South Pole in search of meteorites. Updated: November 22, 2017 -- 10:54 AM EST ... Gross leaves Sunday for the first leg of her trip to the remote Transantarctic Mountains, less than 300 miles from the South Pole. She and team members are on the hunt for ...
Hokkaido-based adventurer Yasunaga Ogita started his latest solo walking expedition on Friday, dragging a 100-kg sledge on a 1,130-km slog to the South Pole without any plans to resupply or use motorized assistance. Ogita left the Union Glacier Camp at Hercules Inlet on Antarctica's Ronne ice shelf, ...
A photograph of the men who took part in Captain Scott's doomed 1910-13 Antarctic trek has sold for £12,500. Robert Scott and his four-man team died in 1912 after being beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian explorers. The photograph of all five was taken using an automatic trigger in January of that ...
A father-and-son team are bidding to be the first to reach the South Pole using only renewable energy. Robert Swan and his son, Barney, 23, want to show green solutions can work in extreme conditions and provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels during their eight-week, 600-mile expedition. Robert ...
A "selfie" taken by explorer Captain Scott's team after they arrived at the South Pole to discover the Norwegians had beaten them to it is going ...
Andy Murray's brother-in-law is setting out to become the youngest person to reach the South Pole solo, despite his mother being "horrified" at ...
Captain Robert Scott and his four-man team died in 1912 after being beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian explorers. The photograph of all ...
On 15 November 2017, Robert Swan, OBE, 61, is embarking on an expedition to Antarctica with his son Barney, 23, one of a new generation of ...
The eight-week expedition, called the South Pole Energy Challenge, will use solar panels, wind power, and an advanced biofuel to provide the ...
The 16-year-old will ski 605km to the South Pole from the coast of Antarctica, following a route* that's never been tested. "This is true ...
The 16-year-old has revealed she will ski 605km to the South Pole from the coast of Antarctica, following a route that's never been tested before ...
Keith Vanderlinde, an assistant professor at U of T's Dunlap Institute for astronomy & Astrophysics, has spent much of the last decade working ...
Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the South Pole of Saturn's largest ...
South Pole Station is Ashley Shelby's debut, and its biggest success is its ability to take the opposite approach: rather than claw and scream for ...
SCOTIA -- Members of an Air National Guard unit based in upstate New York have departed for the 30th season of supporting U.S. scientific ...
NY Air Guard Unit Starts 30th Season Supporting South Pole Site ... for the 30th season of supporting U.S. scientific missions at the South Pole.
Before Keith Vanderlinde's first voyage to the South Pole, he was warned to bring a hobby. People can get a little stir crazy after months ...
As a 30-year-old scientist, I was stationed for a full year at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole research facility overseeing a new astrophysics ...
But the answer could lie with neutrinos - and that's where a telescope facility at the South Pole called IceCube comes into play. We first learned ...
ASAHIKAWA, Hokkaido - A 40-year-old Japanese adventurer will embark on an unassisted solo trek in mid-November journeying ...
Financial adviser Keith Sauls is literally willing to go to the South Pole to help convince the future generation of investors of his street cred. Sauls, who turned 50 in November, will leave for Chile on Dec. 27. Then on Jan. 4, he'll board a Russian cargo plane to Antarctica to join Robert Swan, the first man to ...
A cabin inhabited by one of the country's most intrepid explorers on his way to the South Pole opened its doors to a modern day Antarctic adventurer on Monday. Wendy Searle is preparing to set off on an exploratory mission to the bottom of the planet, following in the footsteps of Captain Robert Falcon ...
Most people aren't able to say that they work with data from the South Pole, but Justin Vandenbroucke is the exception. Vandenbroucke is an ...
When Philip Broughton boarded a flight to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in 2002, he didn't intend to become an Antarctic bartender.
In 1911, Robert Falcon Scott and his men famously set out on an expedition to reach the South Pole. Unfortunately, the Brits were pipped to the ...
Roald Amundsen's crew at the South Pole. From left to right: Roald Amundsen, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel and Oscar Wisting.
In 1911, two teams--one from Norway and one from Britain--vied to become the first to reach the South Pole. Led by Roald Amundsen, the ...
NASA released 11 colour-enhanced images of the giant planet with the South Pole on the left (11th image in the sequence) and the north pole ...


 

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