Urs Stoller passed away in June 2021 as a result of a COVID-19 infection. He worked as a helicopter pilot in Greenland for 36 years and, as an enthusiastic photographer, left behind some 1,800 photographs of the country and its people.
How she managed to support herself and her three children while her husband went off into the unknown, we don’t really know.
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is planning an expedition to locate, survey and film the wreck of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship “Endurance”.
A memorial plaque to the first Swiss in Antarctica, Dr Xavier Mertz, has been unveiled in Hobart Harbour.
Archaeologists have used DNA analysis to identify the remains of a participant in the Franklin expedition and matched them to John Gregory.
Josephine Peary is considered the first white woman to winter in the Arctic. She was the wife of Robert E. Peary, whom she actively supported in his attempts to reach the North Pole.
The conquest of the North Pole was highly contested in the 1920s. Arguments, insults and mishaps were part of the daily routine.
He had no experience with the Arctic. But he knew how to wage war. Adolphus Greely joined the army at the age of 17 and was severely wounded three times.
Although the small nuclear reactor at the SM-1A plant at Fort Greely in Alaska, last provided power in 1972 and was then mothballed, its dismantling is planned only now.
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.
A team of researchers has discovered a huge impact crater in Antarctica with the help of satellites. This could be the largest meteorite crater on Earth.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that life was no longer possible below a water depth of 500 metres.
February 22, 1904 is a memorable day in Argentine polar exploration. That’s when Argentina took over the “Orcadas” station and has held it since that date.
Scientists sequenced DNA from the teeth of mammoths. These are said to be up to 1.6 million years old and probably belong to a new species of mammoth.
The “Vernadsky Research Base” celebrated the 25th anniversary. In 1996, Ukrainian polar explorers raised their flag over the former British “Faraday Station” for the first time.
Archaeologists found centuries-old glass beads in the Brooks Range that were made in Venice and probably came to Alaska overland.
Edinburgh Zoo was the first place to see penguins in Europe. Their waddly gait and appearance quickly made them the stars of the zoo.
Thawing permafrost released a glacial woolly rhinoceros in August 2020. The age of the find is estimated to be up to 50,000 years. Now it is to be studied by scientists.
The members of Dog Sled team-1 of the 1906-08 Danmark expedition died in November 1907 while trying to return to base camp at Danmarkshavn in northeast Greenland.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the skinny man with his red bobble hat, was the hero of my childhood. I think I shared my enthusiasm for Cousteau with an entire generation.
The Northeast Passage is the shortest sea route between Europe and Asia.
For centuries, however, it was not known with certainty whether it actually existed.
History loves winners. Only they are remembered, even the second one is forgotten. Does the name of the second astronaut on the moon catch your mind?
Plans to station the first nuclear submarine in Murmansk are discarded. The submarine will be the main attraction of the Museum of Naval Glory in Kronstadt.
Ivan Papanin was a Soviet polar explorer and led the expedition that first came near the North Pole in 1937 on a drifting ice station.