The Expedition Kolyma/Siberia Team

Frostbite Plagues Siberian Expedition – The Expedition Kolyma/Siberia team (See EN, January 2003) continues to slog along in Siberia, considered the coldest inhabited place on earth. In the fifth report of the Expedition Kolyma/Siberia, expedition leader Mikael Strandberg writes on Dec. 16, 2004, “When we left civilization at Zyryanka a month ago, nobody believed we would be able to ski during the darkest and coldest winter and survive. Nobody. They all believed we would succumb to the extreme cold. When we arrived at the small yakut settlement of Srednekolymsk today, in minus 61 degrees F. we were hailed as heroes. That's a real honor since it comes from the toughest and most durable humans on earth, the Siberians."

Captain Alfred S. McLaren in the Autodesk Deep Flight Aviator Back to School

He’s an Arctic explorer, scientist and deep sea explorer. And at age 70, a time when most retirees focus on their golf swing, Captain Alfred S. McLaren, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Ph.D., and president emeritus and director of The Explorers Club, is going back to school – the world’s only underwater flight school.

The New Yorker is now a "Deep Flight Aviator" pilot trainee. Working in close cooperation with Graham and Karen Hawkes at a veritable underwater vehicle “skunk works" at Hawkes Ocean Technologies (H.O.T.), San Anselmo, Calif., he’s seeking funding for marine science-related expeditions that would best utilize the unique capabilities of "Deep Flight Aviator" and follow-up submersible designs (See EN, May 2002 and February 2003). The submersible - a two-seat exploration craft that was literally built to fly underwater - was developed by Hawkes without major corporation and government involvement. That's Capt. McLaren in the front seat during trials in the Bahamas.

First Oldsmobile Ascent of Mt. McKinley Oldsmobile Lives on in Expedition Spoof

The decision by General Motors to discontinue the venerable Oldsmobile line has shocked many auto buffs who will lament the decline of this once great car. But the classic Olds will live on this 20-year-old satire postcard made by a team of Alaskan graphic artists. For more details, see the January 2001 issue of Expedition News. (Photo courtesy of Tom Sadowski).

Bering Bridge Expedition

  1. Bering Bridge Expedition 1989, Anadyr, Russia.

Norman Vaughan

  1. Expedition leader of the Mount Vaughan Antarctic Expedition, Norman Vaughan practicing crevasse rescue techniques near cabin in Trapper Creek, Alaska.
  2. Norman D. Vaughan in caribou parka with wolfskin ruff. Taken during Admiral Richard E. Byrd's first American Antarctic Expedition in 1928-30 in which he was a team member as a dog driver.

Will Steger

  1. Polar explorer and educator Will Steger has completed a major expedition, crossing the partially frozen Arctic Ocean in a single season - from Siberia to Canada's Northwest Territories via the North Pole. Steger, a veteran of three major polar expeditions, considers the 1995 trip his greatest adventure.
  2. Twenty-two dogs, two female and 20 male, were selected for their strength and spirit to pull the sleds for the International Arctic Project. Divided into teams, the dogs worked as many as 12 hours a day and sometimes covered 25 miles. Leader Will Steger considers the dogs to be the real heroes of the expedition - they woke up oblivious to the cold and eager to run, and they continued to pull their loads even when the people on the team wanted to quit.
  3. Getting around an unprecedented number of areas of open water in the Arctic Ocean's moving ice was one of the many tests the International Arctic Project team met in its 1,200-mile trip from Siberia to Canada's Northwest Territories. The team, led by polar explorer Will Steger, finished its journey July 3, 1995.

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