Video of the Week: North of Nightfall

24 October 2018, by

This week’s Video of the Week takes place on Axel Heiberg Island in the Arctic Circle, where extreme mountain bikers aim to take on new heights. In the opening few seconds, a man ascends a mountain slope, carrying his bike on his shoulders. The camera pans out, so the viewer can see the vastness of […]

Photo Friday: World Nomad Games 2018

21 September 2018, by

The 2018 World Nomad Games took place in the Kyrgyz Republic on September 2, featuring thousands of athletes from 77 countries competing in 37 types of ethnosports.

Indian Military Personnel Practicing Yoga for International Yoga Day 2018 (Source: Sadhguru/Twitter)

Yoga for Peace: Siachen Glacier’s International Yoga Day 2018

4 July 2018, by

It was -4 degrees Celsius, but the weather did not stop Indian soldiers at Siachen Glacier from commemorating International Yoga Day 2018 by performing yoga at the break of dawn. However, yoga is far more than just a peaceful sport to India.

Living & Dying on the Glaciers of Everest

13 June 2018, by

The formidable Mount Everest—the tallest mountain and home to a number of the world’s highest glaciers — has long been a source of wonder and the pinnacle test of human strength and capability. For many mountaineers, it’s their ultimate crown of accomplishment. And for others, it’s their ultimate grave.

Photo of the Calluqueo glacier

Photo Friday: Traversing the Chilean Andes by Bicycle

27 April 2018, by

This Photo Friday, traverse the glaciers of the Chilean Andes with Marcos Cole, a Chilean geographer and mountain guide.

Participants in the Antarctica Ice Marathon (Source: Ice Marathon/ Pinterest)

New Running Record Set in Antarctica in a Chilling Race Against Time

4 January 2018, by

A new running record on Antarctica’s Union Glacier was set by Irish Runner Paul Robinson. He accomplished this feat in 4 minutes and 17 seconds. This was under the encouragement of Richard Donovan, an organizer of extreme sporting events in Antarctica.

Glacier Retreat Impacts the Winter Olympics

3 January 2018, by

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea are quickly approaching. How have melting glaciers impacted the beloved Games, and how are Olympic officials and athletes responding to it?

Roundup: Glacier Tourism, Running Records, and Ancient Tree Stumps

11 December 2017, by

In this week’s roundup, we explore China’s decision to halt tourism at a shrinking glacier, a new running record on an Antarctic glacier, and a 3000-year-old tree stump found under a melting Icelandic glacier.

Radical Tactical Shift: Swimming in Unfrozen Places

10 August 2017, by

In the Arctic, global climate change is a story of disappearing ice. Midwinter sea ice has decreased by two million square kilometers since satellite records began 40 years ago, and glaciers in the Arctic have been melting at unparalleled speeds, profoundly impacting Arctic species and ecosystems. When it comes to activism about this troubling issue, […]

Glacial Retreat Closes Snow Park in Austria

8 August 2017, by

A popular off-season freestyle snow park located on the Dachstein glacier in Austria has cancelled its fall season due to glacial retreat. The Superpark Dachstein became a favorite destination for local and international pro skiers and snowboarders, including Polish rider Adrian Smardz, to train during the summer months. Due to a lack of snow, the park […]

Photo Friday: A look at the 2017 Denali Mountaineering Season

9 June 2017, by

It’s summer in Alaska, and for some intrepid adventurers, that means it’s mountaineering season on Denali, the iconic peak whose name means “The High One” in the Koyukon Athabascan language. According to the Denali National Park Service mountaineering blog, Denali Dispatches, there are currently 520 climbers attempting the highest peak in North America. 142 climbers […]

Samar Khan Becomes First Woman to Cycle on Biafo Glacier

11 May 2017, by

Glaciers draw attention to some of society’s most entrenched issues. Samar Khan cycled 800 kilometers to the Biafo Glacier in northern Pakistan, where she rode on the 4,500 meter high glacier, one of the most elevated rides on glaciers in the world and becoming the first woman to do so. She is from Pakistani, a country where women’s rights are improving but there still exists an extreme disparity between men’s rights and women’s, which is one of the reasons Ms. Khan decided to pursue this goal.