North Pole

For A Brief Moment This Week The North Pole Actually Hit MELTING POINT

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Tech

A powerful storm did the unthinkable earlier this week as it pushed hot air so far north that for a brief moment, the North Pole was registering tempe...

Seven Hair Raising Gap Year Ideas for Your Year Out

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Love adventure? Addicted to adrenaline? Live for the next crazy escapade that may (or may not) have you home in one piece? If you're looking for something totally different to do during your year out, take a look at some of our gap year dares. Not for the faint-hearted, here are seven hair raising adventures that will trump any ordinary gap year travel experience.

Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

Named after its characteristic pointed peaks, Spitsbergen is riven with fjords, covered in two thirds ice and buckled with mountains bare of vegetation. Beyond the main settlement of Longyearbyen lie epic landscapes and wildlife ripe for the discovery.

North V South Pole - the Ends of Our Earth

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

When it comes to the weather, yes it's cold and pretty white on the top and bottom of our planet, but which pole is colder? And how often does it actually snow?

The Earth's Magnetic Field Is Collapsing, Which is A Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening far quicker than scientists expected, degrading at a rate ten times faster than was originally predicted. T...

What Do Polar Explorers Eat on Christmas Day?

Rebecca Williams | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

The media threw all their weight behind Prince Harry and his fellow adventurers in the Walking With The Wounded expedition at the South Pole and for once he behaved himself. A story which involves a man who's fourth in line to the throne, an amazing charity and a record-attempt, it's manna from heaven for any journalist.

Vegan Veteran Wins Women's Race in North Pole Marathon

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport
Jasmijn de Boo

On 9 April, vegan athlete Fiona Oakes, 43, won the women's race in the North Pole Marathon in -28°C, breaking a course record by 44 minutes despite the worst conditions in the race's history.

How Did The Baby Polar Bear Cross The Sea? (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

A young polar bear hitches a ride A polar bear cub hitches a a piggy back ride from his mother during an Arctic swim. The cute cub clambered on...

LOOK: First Complete Photo Of The Earth From Above The North Pole

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech

The first complete picture of the Earth as seen from above the North Pole has been released by Nasa. The beautiful picture, taken at a height of 51...

Brit To Attempt Arctic First

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

British explorer Pen Hadow announced today he will make a scientific survey of the Arctic sea ice while attempting the first unsupported solo crossing...

The World Has Got to Stand Up and Take Notice of Climate Change

Parker Liautaud | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Parker Liautaud

This was my third expedition to the North Pole and yet, despite my previous experience of the region, I was once again struck by both the beauty and the hostility of the place.

An Ode To The Poles

Black Tomato | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

2012 heralds the centurial anniversary of Robert F. Scott's mortiferous expedition to the South Pole. Scott and his men sadly perished on the arduous ...

Caroline Frost

Frozen Planet Finale - It's A Beautiful, Fragile World We Live In (REVIEW) | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Well, the classicists told us long ago that with great beauty there must co-exist great loss. Sure enough, having seduced us with images of bumbling b...

'Frozen Planet' Signs Off With An Impassioned Plea (PREVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Frozen Planet has successfully captured the nation's hearts every Wednesday for the last couple of months - with its bumbling bears and playful pengui...

Hardcore Inuits: Frozen Planet's Walrus Killing, Cliff Scaling Silent Hunters

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Hardcore Arctic communities were the focus of the BBC’s Frozen Planet this week, with daredevil hunters scaling cliffs to steal guillemot eggs in Ru...