Polar Explorer Eric Larsen
Expedition/Project Name: Cycle South
Home/Base: Grand Marais, Minn.
The Team: Explorer, Educator
Recent Blog Posts
22 April 2019 | Crested Butte, Colorado
The love and concern for our environment is something I have always known. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was outside as much as possible - camping fishing, riding my bike... But back then, my mind didn't stretch much farther than my own backyard. For that, I credit writers like Farley Mowat, Sigurd Olsen, [...]
15 April 2019 | Longyearbyen, Svalbard
I have not necessarily reached the end of my rope but I can see if from here. After three weeks in Longyearbyen, I am ready to go home. Already this year, I have spent way too much time waiting for flights in frozen places. Several days at the South Pole. Then several more at Union Glacier, Antarctica [...]
14 April 2019 | Longyearbyen, Svalbard
In one sense, the termination of the season was a huge relief. For nearly two weeks, there had been a roller coaster of back and forth about ice conditions, logistics, permits, weather and more. The daily anticipation was nerve-wracking so to actually have control over our situation is considerably better [...]
12 April 2019 | Longyearbyen, Svalbard
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you all that the 2019 North Pole season has been cancelled by the team that operates Barneo, the temporary ice camp near the North Pole. After suffering nearly 10 days of delays due to political wrangling for planes between Russia and the Ukraine, the final [...]
11 April 2019 | Longyearbyen, Svalbard
It was snowing and windy today. Yesterday, it was so warm that we skied without gloves and hats. These are the big events in our lives as we bide our time and try to stay limber while we wait for the Basler to make it's way from Resolute Canada to Lonbyearbyen. Writing these simple facts is nearly as [...]
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