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The wife and I have a lot of common interests, and one of the main things we like doing together is hiking. We are both control freaks, and love the whole process of planning the hike, packing our stuff into our backpacks, double-checking that we brought everything, and being really satisfied when we reach our goal knowing that we have completed a perfectly planned hike. 520 more words
The world’s most awarded luxury cruise line will return to the legendary Northwest Passage in August 2017.
Beginning August 15, 2017, Crystal Cruises’ award-winning ocean ship, Crystal Serenity, will sail a 32-day expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean from Anchorage/Seward, Alaska to New York City via the legendary route (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle), first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen more than 100 years ago. 237 more words
March 7th in history:
On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words
After 913 miles, 71 days, blizzards and experiencing headwinds and temperatures of -44c, Henry Worsley collapsed inside his tent. “With over 900 statute miles covered and a gradual grinding down of my physical endurance finally took its toll today, and it is with sadness that I report it is journey’s end – so close to my goal.” 331 more words