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.
Television channel ARTE shows online and on its TV channel an exciting and above all intimate side of a hardly visited region of Antarctica.
A huge iceberg broke off from the Antarctic ice sheet about two weeks ago. Photographs taken from the seafloor show an astonishing diversity of life.
India’s National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCPOR) has launched its 40th Antarctic expedition. The icebreaker started from Goa and is expected to arrive in Antarctica in 40 days.
Taking water samples from an Antarctic lake under 800 meters of ice requires days of drilling.
On February 14, 2020, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research cancelled the tender for the new procurement of the “Polarstern II”.