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National Geographic Online: Ellesmere Island Expedition

By Bryan Walsh: About the ProjectIn March 2008, explorer Will Steger and an international team of emerging leaders will embark on a 1,400-mile (2,250-kilometer) dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island, the northernmost island in the Canadian Arctic. The Ellesmere Island Expedition team will conduct studies examining the impact of global warming on polar environments in an […]

Above and Beyond: Steger to Cross Ellesmere Island

Polar explorer and educator Will Steger plans to lead a 1,400 mile international dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island in April. In the 2008 installment of Global Warming 101, a series of expeditions designed to raise awareness of global warming, Steger will lead six people, aged 21 to 26 in the footsteps of legendary explorers and […]

New York Times: A night out with Sam Branson

By RALPH GARDNER Jr. Polar Opposites SAM BRANSON, the 22-year-old musician, sometime male model, friend of Princes William and Harry and son of the Virgin Group billionaire Richard Branson, was on familiar turf: ordering Kobe beef tartare at Ono, an elegant Japanese restaurant in the meatpacking district. That is where his responsibilities ended. Mr. Branson’s […]

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Climate classwork in Copenhagen

By Gregg Aamot/Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Will Steger is fit and trim at 63, planning his latest grueling expedition to the far reaches of the planet, and loathe to take a vacation. But he’s getting ready to turn things over to the youngsters. When the famed Minnesota explorer leads an expedition to the Canadian Arctic […]

New York Times: Before It Disappears

DENNIS and STACIE WOODS, a married couple from Seattle, choose their vacation destinations based on what they fear is fated to destruction. This month it was a camping and kayaking trip around the Galápagos Islands. Last year, it was a stay at a remote lodge in the Amazon, and before that, an ascent of Mount […]

Will Steger To Explore Arctic With International Young Explorer Team

WILL STEGER TO EXPLORE ARCTIC WITH INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EXPLORER TEAM Steger to lead six young explorers on a 60-day, 1,400-mile dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island, an area on the front-line of global warming. MINNEAPOLIS – December 3, 2007: In early 2008, polar explorer Will Steger will lead a team of six young explorers on a […]

Will Steger Receives Two Awards

WILL STEGER RECEIVES TWO AWARDS MINNEAPOLIS – October 31, 2007: Today the Will Steger Foundation announced that Will Steger is the recipient of two prestigious international awards for his exploration of climate change: the 2007 Lowell Thomas Award, presented jointly by The Explorer’s Club and Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc.; and National Geographic Adventure’s Second Annual […]

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine: Tools of the Trade

by Steve Marsh Will Steger’s Arctic Spacesuit April 1, explorer Will Steger leaves for a seventy-day sub-Arctic expedition to Ellesmere Island in Canada. He won’t forget to pack his Wild Things high-altitude one-piece. “This is how I survive in the Arctic, where teh temperature can range from -55 to 20 Fahrenheit,” says Steger. “I wear […]

Esquire Magazine: The Iceman Cometh

Sam Branson’s story, “The Iceman Cometh” in Esquire Magazine, contains an 8-page fashion photo spread along with Sam’s experience on the Ellesmere Island Expedition. On newsstands now.

Time for Kids: Across the Ice

by Bryan Walsh: Do you want to see the effects of global warming? Then head north. Temperatures are increasing faster in the far north than they are in the more temperate zones of the world. Recent studies indicate that the North Pole could be underwater during the summer in less than 10 years, instead of […]