Blog

Askov Finlayson’s New Parka Is “Climate Positive”

By Reed Fischer December 19, 2019 Eric Dayton’s latest commitment to the climate crisis is an outerwear upgrade Eric Dayton used to visit New York City every January to stock his North Loop boutique, Askov Finlayson, with high-end clothing for discerning and adventurous Minnesotans. This included third-party brands like Patagonia, as well as Askov originals, like the […]

Polar explorer witness to melting ice

By Sara Marie Moore December 11, 2019 When polar explorer Will Steger heard the news, he couldn’t believe it, but knew it was real: The 1,250-square-mile ice shelf he had crossed in Antarctica by dog sled had collapsed into the sea. “It caught me by surprise,” Steger told an audience gathered at the Shoreview Community […]

Arctic explorer Will Steger

Paul & Jordana Show November 15, 2019 Will Steger joins us 30 years after his historic Trans-Antarctica Expedition. https://media.climategen.org/20191115-wcco-Arctic_explorer_Will_Steger.mp3

Will Steger Talks Climate Change, 1989 Trans-Antarctica Expedition

By Bill Hudson November 14, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — On July 27, 1989, six international explorers set out on a nearly 4,000 mile traverse of Antarctica. The polar pursuit called, the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition, was co-led by Minnesota explorer Will Steger. “This whole western side of western Antarctica ice shelf will go into the ocean,” Steger […]

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 […]