Polar Explorer Eric Larsen
Expedition/Project Name: Cycle South
Home/Base: Grand Marais, Minn.
The Team: Explorer, Educator
Recent Blog Posts
16 June 2019 | Crested Butte, Colorado
I used to measure time in seasons. Summer and winter mostly while guiding one adventure or another. I rarely tracked the weeks, days or hours, let alone minutes or seconds. Back then, if you asked me what day it was 'Tuesday' was usually the closest I could muster. When the snow started melting, I packed [...]
14 May 2019 | Crested Butte, Colorado
Since I got back from the North Pole... OK, not back from the North Pole per se, but back from the debacle that was this year's North Pole 'Last Degree' season and my (way too extended) stay in Longyearbyen, I have been eyeing the Slate River in Crested Butte. While I may spend most of my professional [...]
29 April 2019 | Crested Butte, Colorado
Since returning from Longyearbyen, I have settled back into family life and the daily adventures of raising a six and four year old. In one sense, the transition is fairly easy. Living in a house, driving a car, sitting at a table... these are things that I have done for decades. It is only when you [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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