Anderson: True north is adventurer Will Steger’s truth every day

By Dennis Anderson February 21, 2019 Will Steger is about to return to the site of his spring trip of 2018: the arctic tundra of Canada. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S. Eliot Earlier this week, Will Steger was thinking about the canoe-sled […]

What changes Will Steger saw on his latest Antarctica trip

By Paul Huttner February 6, 2019 Will Steger has been to the top and bottom of the world. He has seen climate change first hand in places most of us will never set foot. The famed Minnesota explorer and climate activist is just back from a return to Antarctica. He was surveying the changes from his […]

Explorer Will Steger to visit Minnewaska Feb. 19

February 11, 2019 Well-known polar explorer Will Steger will be visiting Minnewaska Area High School (MAHS) next Tuesday, Feb. 19, and the public is invited to the afternoon presentation. In the morning, Steger will be visiting classes to share his experiences and discuss the impact of global warming. The public is invited to attend a […]

Local View: Expedition toward clean-energy future making progress

By Will Steger October 28, 2018 In 1995, I set out to cross the Arctic Ocean to Canada’s Ellesmere Island from Russia. Everything that could’ve gone wrong on that expedition did. In the first 24 hours, the dogs and sled broke through the ice. Luckily, the dogs saved the day. We ended up battling days […]

Antarctica Melting Fast

By Will Steger Letter to the Editor June 14, 2018 The alarm was sounded; sadly, we’re seeing it substantiated I was saddened but not surprised to see the June 14 article “Antarctica melting fast: Rate of ice loss triples, and window for action is short.” I’ve been sounding the alarm about the impacts of climate […]

Will Steger on his solo trip to Canada’s barren lands

Wilderness explorer Will Steger has seen sea ice in the Arctic vanish. He’s trekked across Antarctic ice sheets that have now disintegrated into the ocean. Now he’s back from a two-month solo journey into the Barren Lands in northern Canada. He joined MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to talk about what he observed and learned on […]