After 65 days on the ice the New Land 2013 Expedition to Ellesmere Island has come to an end. This morning at 9:45 a.m. we boarded our charter DeHavilland Twin Otter bound for Resolute and are now at the hotel in Resolute. We’d like to thank our primary sponsors Bergans of Norway, makers of technical […]
We now have more information about the cairn near Lands Lokk. We prematurely concluded that the cairn might have been built by Otto Sverdrup.
It is Day 41 of the expedition and we have arrived at our northern most destination Lands Lokk, which is Otto Sverdrup’s furthest north which he obtained on May 6, 1902, so just a few days before we arrived.
When we set out on this trip, we knew the dogs would help, but we didn’t know how much. And the answer is in these ski conditions they help big time. And that’s the kind of the magic of skiing and use of sled dogs in combination.
Today was just a super awesome ski day. Musk Ox Herd On top of that, we ran into a musk ox herd and were escorted into camp by two wolves that were a few hundred yards away from us as we skied into our campsite location.
Axel, male, named after Axel Heiberg Island, 4 years old. Elle, female, named after Ellesmere Island, 4 years old. Napu, male, named after a the lashing prong on an Inuit komatik dog sled, 7 years old. Larry, male, named after another dog named Larry, 4 years old. Larry, Elle (pronounced el-ee), and Axel are all from the same litter.
This past Tuesday YEA! MN (Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota) teamed up with MPIRG (Minnesota Public Interest Research Group) to create a youth centered lobby day at the state capitol. Tons of youth from around Minnesota, came to the event. Everyone was excited to learn about the legislative process and make a difference in our […]
Will Steger Foundation, Canadian Consulate and Minnesota Historical Society Hosts Team Reunion Events in May Polar Time Capsule to be Unveiled Twenty five years ago this May, a team including team members from Canada, New Zealand and Minnesotans Will Steger, Paul Schurke and Ann Bancroft, reached the North Pole after enduring 56 days and a […]
“ The rights and decision-making capabilities of young people often remain unrecognized, and their potential as a valuable resource is seldom realized.” – United Nations World Youth Report, 2010 WSF Intern, Kaya Lovestrand, and Will Steger at the WSF office in Minneapolis All of my work with the Will Steger Foundation has been leading up […]
Before knowing how to engage youth, it’s important to point out the real need for it. It’s true that if you are or have been involved with a program that emphasizes youth it seems like they’re everywhere, but the truth is that most youth today don’t feel like they’re being reached out to. Governments, non-profits, […]