KARE-11 12/12/13 In 1986, Minnesota native Will Steger made the first– confirmed– unsupported dogsled journey to the North Pole. He has some advice for making it through ‘our’ cold snap– without ‘snapping’
December 2012 By Jeff Blumenfeld In March 2013, American John Huston and Norwegian Toby Thorleifsson will take part in the New Land 2013 Ellesmere Island Expedition, a 72-day journey across 630 miles of one of the last untouched wildernesses on Earth, the Canadian Arctic. With sled dogs and on skis, the four-man party will retrace […]
National Geographic Magazine features a story in their October 2012 issue on Will Steger Foundation expedition team members, Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry. The Explorers Journal column describes the first kite-skiiing traverse of the Northwest Passage. Image provided Will Steger Foundation, Abby Fenton. . Click here to see the inside page and image…
Enough with the Angry Birds already. Here’s an app really worth the money: PrimaLoft, the manufacturer of performance insulations and yarns, is sponsoring National Geographic Adventure: Greatest Stories Ever Told, a new iPad app developed from National Geographic magazine’s archives.
By National Geographic SocietyPosted: March 28, 2012 The editors of National Geographic present the greatest adventure stories ever told! This app features amazing stories of explorers at the moment of discovery, and their adventures on journeys around the world — enhanced with video, stunning photography, and interactive graphics. Immerse yourself in the world of adventure, […]
By Mark FrauenfelderPosted: March 28, 2012 This app features amazing stories of explorers at the moment of discovery, and their adventures on journeys around the world — enhanced with video, stunning photography, and interactive graphics.
For the first time in 25 years, the eight-person Steger North Pole Expedition team reunited in St. Paul for a two-day reunion slash love fest attended by hundreds of Minnesota fans. Held at the Minnesota History Center, the May 17 event included displays of the famed Polar Capsule, on loan from The Explorers Club; an […]
ELY, Minn. — Twenty five years ago this month, an expedition team reached the North Pole after enduring 56 days and 1,000 miles across fractured, shifting sea ice in temperatures that dipped below -70 degrees Fahrenheit. The epic ski and dogsled trek with its eight-member, 49-dog crew was a deliberate throwback to the days of […]
TPT’s Almanac program attends the 1986 North Pole Expedition reunion event at the MN History Center. David Gillette tracks Will Steger and other team members during the event. Click here to view the video.
On May 1st 1986 Will Steger, Paul Schurke and Ann Bancroft, all from Minnesota, were among six hardy souls who became the first documented, unsupported dog sled expedition to the North Pole. This week the original eight members of the team are all gathered in St Paul to celebrate the anniversary, the first time they […]