Archives for Antarctica

Antarctica Race CONTROVERSY – Was the Race RIGGED?

There’s a huge controversy brewing in the Antarctic polar exploration community right now. There’s a big question of whether the two men who just completed a crossing from the Messner Start to the base of Leverett Glacier were completely unaided and unassisted or did they have help? According to the rules of exploration, you can have NO outside help of any kind to claim unaided and unassisted. Assistance means mechanized (snow mobiles), kites, dogs, or otherwise. But it also includes navigational assistance, too. For someone to be totally solo, they can’t use other tracks or the graded “road” on the
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Categories: Antarctica and Travel.

Update on the ASTOUNDING RACE Across Antarctica and other explorers

Update on the ASTOUNDING RACE Across Antarctica and other explorers This week in Antarctica, the weather has turned bad and polar explorers are struggling. Skis are broken, nerves may fray, and people have yet to hit the wall after 40 days. Check out to see what’s going on in Antarctica right now. Check out my upcoming book on expeditions: Adventure Expedition One at Adventure Expedition One ************************** Visit Aaron’s website at: http://www.ncexped.com Check out the video and see what you think. Thank you for watching and please support & subscribe! — Thank you for watching my video. I hope that
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Categories: Antarctica and Travel.

How to make big progress slowly

How do you conquer climbing a mountain or completing a huge project? What’s the best way to go about it? People, including me, like to rush at the last second, taking the heroic approach. But is that the best way to go? In my experience—definitely not. When you try to rush, work through the night, and crank it out, it may seem like you succeeded. That’s not possible to keep up all the time, though. I used to work at places where we did the hero thing, multiple times a quarter. After a while, people started quitting and developing health
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Categories: adversity, Antarctica, diet, How To, motivation, training, and Training session.

Antarctic Tears Day 64

I’m now able to share part of my book, Antarctic Tears, with the world through my blog. Sastrugi Press has generously offered to give the reading public tidbits, samples, and the occasional complete chapter recounting my expedition in Antarctica. Below you will find Antarctic Tears day 64 for your reading entertainment. Amazon.com stock issue: People have been asking about my book being unavailable at Amazon.com. Apparently Amazon is slow at restocking the book. But, if you order it, they’ll process and get you the book quickly. I did a test a few months ago when it was out of stock, and
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Categories: Antarctica and book.

Driggs Library Valley of the Teton Library talk

Thank you very much to Susie Blair and Sue O’Connor for having me speak at the Valley of the Tetons Driggs Library, Driggs, ID, branch on February 11, 2016. Under the coordination of Sue O’Connor, the Driggs, ID, library is hosting a four party speaker series on travel around the world. The speakers are: Feb 4, 2016: Charlie Otto, biking in Europe Feb 11, 2016: Aaron Linsdau, skiing alone to the South Pole Feb 18, 2016: Alena & John McIntosh, trekking in Nepal after the earthquakes Feb 25, 2016: Kara Donnelly, hiking in Peru Valley of the Tetons Driggs Library, Driggs, ID The
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Categories: Antarctica, book, media, and speaking.

KHOL Interview

I was happy to have a radio interview before my presentation at the Jackson Hole Geologist’s club meeting on Tues Feb 2, 2016. The 89.1 KHOL Interview was done in studio, so I had the chance to answer some questions on the air. This particular interview was about the specific science aspects I was going to cover for the Jackson Hole Geologists. Compared to the adventure story I presented for the Teton County Library Mountain Story program, this focused on specific scientific aspects of Antarctica: Geology Geography Magnetic vs geographic South Pole Weather Atmosphere KHOL Interview KHOL has featured me in
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Categories: Antarctica, media, and speaking.

Valerie Maginnis testimonial

I had the honor & pleasure of speaking on the opening night of the Teton County Library Mountain Story program on January 12, 2016. This library program is a signature event, as it opened the new year with tales of writers, film makers, adventurers, and those who live off the grid. Valerie Maginnis, library director, opened the event. My program focused on the story experience of my record-breaking expedition from the Hercules Inlet to the South Pole, a record that will be very difficult to break. No one starts off planning an expedition of 81 days to ski this particular 720 mile distance. The experience is
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Categories: Antarctica, motivation, and speaking.

Mountain Story Program

Mountain Story Program I’m speaking at the Mountain Story Program Festival put on by the Teton County Library of Jackson Hole on Jan 12, 2016, at 7pm: http://tclib.org/programs/adults-page/mountain-story In this presentation, I’ll be telling the stories of my expeditions in  Antarctica and Greenland. My goal is to make the audience feel the energy, excitement, and cold of the Arctic and Antarctic. Both are harsh places, though completely different. The interior of Antarctica is completely devoid of life, save for a few crazy explorers like myself. The Greenland tundra is full of life, though it clings on in the short summer. Both
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Categories: Antarctica and book.

Feature Film DVD of Antarctic Tears Available

Antarctic Tears Feature Film Just released, Antarctic Tears Feature Film on DVD, is now available for purchase. See what it’s like to live in Antarctica for three months alone. Experience the beauty and hostility of the polar plateau. Viewers will begin to understand the little known world of the polar regions. With no life present for hundreds of miles, this is as close to being on the moon as one can be. In the age of online everything, it’s impossible to surf the web and purchase a discount ticket to the interior of Antarctica. Travelocity has no “South Pole Station” option. This film explores what
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Categories: Antarctica, book, media, motivation, photography, and video.

Article in Eagles’ Call

Thank you very much to the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA.org) for publishing an article on my expedition on the back of the Eagles’ Call magazine as the Closing shot. A special thank you goes out to Gretchen Sparling, Associate Editor of Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines for making this happen. Without her perseverance and fact checking, this would not have happened. Joining the Boy Scouts of America was one of the best things I did in my young life. The organization taught me leadership, one of the most valuable skills a person can have. They also taught me outdoor
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Categories: Antarctica, book, press, and speaking.