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.
Rockhopper penguins know their way around steep terrain. New studies show that the little guys have a lot going for them in other ways, too.
In New Zealand waters, leopard seals do not appear to spurn sharks as prey, researchers have found.
We always want to pick up on exciting stories. Not always we can report about pleasant things, like the story about whaling in the last century
The life of Richard Evelyn Byrd followed orderly military paths: Born in 1888 in Winchester, Virginia, USA, into one of the richest families in the state, he graduated from military school and served as a naval officer in Canadian waters during the First World War. In 1917, Byrd began flight training and became an avid […]
How she managed to support herself and her three children while her husband went off into the unknown, we don’t really know.
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.
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.
The German extreme athlete Anja Blacha was the first woman to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported, and showed that polar expeditions are not the domain of men alone.
January marked the anniversary of the death of Dr. Xavier Mertz. He was the first Swiss to set foot to Antarctica. The crew member of the 1911-1914 expedition met a bad end in the perpetual ice.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that life was no longer possible below a water depth of 500 metres.
Although Antarctic krill in particular is one of the best documented pelagic species, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about different key roles in its life history.
Since time immemorial, legends and myths have been swirling around the wandering albatross. Today, the largest seabird is doing well. Because of climate change.