Archives for Antarctica

BEST light-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Antelope Review

The bag is great in quite cold conditions. It’s Rated to 5 deg F. Aaron has taken it to -20deg F and been a little chilly but okay. He’s used in the Arctic in Greenland and in the Rockies just under a tarp. The tarp sleeping was a bit cold but he did okay. Get the Antelope MF bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GxLfQf Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, and Reviews.

Add HUGE WARMTH to your sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Hot Sac VBL Review

Extend the warmth range of your sleeping bag with this vapor barrier liner. It weighs about 5 oz and can be used as an emergency bivy sack if you’re caught out in the wilderness at night. Aaron used this liner in Antarctica when it was so cold that even his Western Mountaineering Bison -40 deg F sleeping bag wasn’t enough. It’s the final answer in keeping you warm in the most extreme conditions on Earth. Get the Hot Sac VBL on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Vm0ZiD Get the Western Mountaineering Bison sleeping bag on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2W6eLmL
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, climbing, and Reviews.

BEST mid-weight expedition sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Puma Review

Aaron has used this bag on Denali and in Yellowstone in the winter. He hasn’t been cold in this bag yet. It’s rated to -25 deg F. This is a real expedition bag with all the extra features, baffles, and neck tubes you would expect in a serious expedition bag. Get the Western Mountaineering Puma bag on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2GpPblW Get the Sea to Summit Event Compression Dry Sack at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2GvbYwR
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Categories: Antarctica, arctic, denali, How To, physical, and Reviews.

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: https://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.