February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
After more than two decades of drilling in Antarctica, Russian scientists have reached the surface of a gigantic freshwater lake hidden under miles of ice for some 20 million years a lake that may hold life from the distant past and clues to the search for life on other planets. “It’s a meeting with the unknown,” a researcher said. Continue Reading
November 23, 2011 in WDAZ
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) A University of North Dakota geology team is heading back to Antarctica.
November 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway’s Roald Amundsen beat Britain’s R.F. Scott to the South Pole, more than 30 teams are trying for it this year. Continue Reading
October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Minnesota-based explorer Ann Bancroft and her polar trekking partner Liv Arnesen of Norway will be hitting the ice again, leading a 2012 expedition with six other women from six continents on an 800-mile, 80-day ski trek to the South Pole. Continue Reading
October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A sick American engineer who had been working at the South Pole for a year has been successfully evacuated and said today she slept for the whole plane ride to New Zealand for medical treatment.
June 8, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON For most of his life, Jerry Perkins has been a farmer in the Worthington area, albeit a farmer with a keen spirit of adventure.
Now “unsuccessfully retired,” as he likes to joke, Jerry recently tried out a new occupation in an unusual setting that of a taxi driver in Antarctica. He spent three months from Nov. 15 to Feb. 20 working at McMurdo Station in the Earth’s southernmost continent in support of the scientific research being conducted there. Continue Reading
December 10, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
For the first time in 20 years, all six members of the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition — the dog-sled trek across Antarctica led by Minnesota adventurer Will Steger — have joined together for a 20th-anniversary reunion of the record-setting 1990 feat. Continue Reading