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 »

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 »

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