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On March 3, 1990, a team of six men from six different countries and their 42 sled dogs completed the first-ever dogsled crossing of the Antarctic continent. I, along with Jean-Louis Etienne from France, led this expedition, traveling 3,741 miles in seven months, enduring temperatures as low as -54F and winds as high as 100 mph. This expedition had an important mission - saving Antarctica.Read more
ROUTE MAP Explore the route selected for the 2015 Solo. Read MoreRead more
In late March 2015, I will begin a 200-mile canoe-sled solo over the northern rivers and lakes along the Minnesota/Canadian border. This expedition during the spring break-up is a personal journey to experience the beauty of the season and to expand my knowledge and skills. Through daily satellite dispatches, I will be sharing my adventure along the way. As I travel, I will attempt to answer just what goes on inside an explorer’s head, the ‘why’ behind my fifty-years of expedition experience.Read more