The first climb in Antarctica was made by physicist Louis Bernacchi and Carsten Borchgrevink at Cape Adare in Victoria Land in April 1899.
No longer directly on the continent of Antarctica, the ice-armored mountains of the subpolar islands must not be forgotten.
There are mountain trips that are unlike any other. In search of the most remote mountains on our planet, one inevitably comes to Antarctica at some point.
Hublot and the Polar Pod expedition enter into a partnership. The Polar Pod is an emission-free vessel to explore the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.
The Endurance22 expedition has achieved the sensation – the team has found the wreck of the “Endurance” after weeks of searching!
The team of the “Endurance 22” expedition has arrived in the region of the Weddell Sea where the legendary Shackleton expedition ship “Endurance” had sunk.
The pandemic almost prevented the eight-man expedition team from returning from the Antarctic Peninsula – rescue came from an expedition tour operator.
In early February, the “Endurance22” expedition departs from Cape Town in a renewed attempt to locate and investigate the wreckage of the lost ship.
The AWI research icebreaker “Polarstern” is underway to learn more about the stability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet from sediment samples during an 8-week expedition.
A good five days ahead of schedule, Harpreet Chandi becomes the first woman of color to reach the South Pole in a solo expedition.
Six expedition members left for Antarctica on December 3, 2021. The goal is to further restore the historic Mawson cabin.
“Xue Long 2”, China’s first Chinese-built polar icebreaker launched on China’s 38th scientific expedition to Antarctica.
Today, British Army officer Harpreet Chandi started her unassisted expedition to the South Pole.
The Polish Antarctic station AB Dobrowolski, abandoned 40 years ago, is to be reactivated.
FESCO has signed a new five-year contract with India’s Polar Institute to supply India’s Antarctic research stations.
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is planning an expedition to locate, survey and film the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship “Endurance”.
Is the Antarctic Treaty robust enough to stop China? In the treaty, more than 50 states agreed not to exploit Antarctica economically or militarily.
The Polar Expeditions Classification Scheme (PECS) provides a contemporary characterization of polar travel by combining traditional and modern terminology into one label.
The future has already begun. Some rely on the use of the wind as a driving force and thus forego pulling sleds under their own power.
POLAR POD is a giant tower with a draft of 80 meters that will drift twice around Antarctica.
The Norwegians seem to have been born into polar skiing. Time and again they have laid great and innovative landmarks at the poles.
After the conquest of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen on 14 December 1911, the first crossing of the continent became the focus of interest.
While there have long been recognised classification systems in mountaineering, these are only rudimentary for sports ambitious ice journeys in polar regions.
Christoph Höbenreich shows in the 5-part series CIRCUS ANTARCTICA how the sports-oriented expedition at and around the South Pole has developed since its “conquest” in 1911.