Dog-Sledding, Like Climate, Heating Up

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Sixty Alaskan Huskies yipped and yelped and howled on a frozen river 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, itching to run. Read the rest of this entry »

Mush the team toward a cool Midwestern winter fest

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Everyone knows the old saw, “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” but we Midwesterners know that saying to be more like, “if you can’t melt it, belt it with a winter festival.” Read the rest of this entry »

The History of Alaska Told Through Historic Photographs

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From its purchase from Imperial Russia in 1867 to the gold rushes of the early 20th century, from its road to statehood after World War II, to the oil boom of the 1970s, Alaska reflects a progressive and hearty spirit, with rich multiple cultures that are the foundations of the state’s present-day prosperity and allure. Read the rest of this entry »

Going to the dogs at Mt. Bachelor

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The howling begins the moment the Alaskan huskies are lifted from the truck. The dogs know they are going for a run and tend to get a little excited. Each pooch reacts differently to the humans they will be carrying — the outgoing ones are liable to slather you with kisses, while the self-conscious ones cower in the shadows. Read the rest of this entry »

Flathead’s First Sled Dog Days

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A team of dogs, harnessed two-by-two to a gangline, pull a sled to the starting line of the first ever Flathead Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter camping has gone to the dogsleds in northern N.H.

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We caught a comparatively mild, calm Saturday. The temperature might have reached as high as the teens during early afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Marcle man leads Arctic trip

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ADAM Munthe of Hellens manor house, Much Marcle, is planning to lead a second scientific expedition to the Arctic, to study climate change and its effects on nomadic peoples who live there. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Saunders, artic explorer – part 5

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Evolutionary biology offers some hints of another possible reason. John Francis, a biologist with National Geographic, says there may be selective pressures that favour exploration and creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Saunders, artic explorer – part 4

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Dan Bennett, president of the Explorers Club—which counts as its members the first men to both Poles, up Everest and to the moon—agrees that exploration must be “relevant”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ben Saunders, artic explorer – part 3

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Explorers have long captured the human imagination. During the “heroic age” of exploration in the early 20th century, Western countries competed to send the first man to the Poles. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Saunders, artic explorer – part 2

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Then comes that solo expedition to the North Pole. He swims in his dry-suit across “inky black water over three miles deep – the scariest thing I’ve ever done”; he sledges for hours only to discover, when he checks his GPS at the end of the day, that he is more than two miles behind his position that morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Saunders, artic explorer

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What does it mean to be an explorer in a world where everything has been explored? Ben Saunders explains to Joanne Ramos why he still wants to load up his sledge and head for the North Pole. Read the rest of this entry »

From the Cotswolds to Alaska for the Iditarod Trail Invitational Race

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Christian Cullinane is going to cycle 350 miles non stop across Alaska to raise money for Winston’s Wish charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Sculpting in snow

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It was 14 below zero when Jim Adcock awoke at 6 a.m. Saturday. He turned on his coffee pot, put the beer on ice and began sculpting a dragon. Read the rest of this entry »

Front Row Seating at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Race

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Take in all the race excitement, starting with pre-race events, the action packed start in Duluth, the mushers progress along the race trail, Read the rest of this entry »

Driving and Drilling

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To drive across East Antarctica, you follow a heading…or the two rigs in front of you. Read the rest of this entry »

A dog-sledding camping trip? Yes, really, it’s fun

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ERROL, N.H. — We caught a comparatively mild, calm Saturday. The temperature might have reached as high as the teens during early afternoon. That was good. It was January in the mountains on the Maine and New Hampshire border. It could have been colder. Read the rest of this entry »

Northern exposure in the Arctic

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Inspired by the frosty scenery in ‘the Golden Compass’, Robin Gauldie finds winter thrills near the North Pole. Read the rest of this entry »

Northern Lights, Alaska

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As people highlight their homes’ facades with a variety of holiday colored-bulbs and icicle lights, nature displays its own light show in one of the world’s most remote locations. Read the rest of this entry »

Going with the dogs in northern New England

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We caught a comparatively mild, calm Saturday. The temperature might have reached as high as the teens during early afternoon. That was good. It was January in the mountains on the Maine and New Hampshire border. It could have been colder. Read the rest of this entry »

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