South Pole

Family Pays Tribute To 'Active And Determined' Solo Adventurer Murdered In Amazon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK

The family of a British adventurer have spoken of their “active and determined sister” after she was robbed and murdered while kayaking alone in t...

The First Expedition To The South Pole Was An Amazing Achievement – But Bittersweet For The British Team

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK

Wednesday marks the anniversary of the first expedition to reach the southern most place on earth. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and four others w...

Buzz Aldrin Has Been Evacuated From The South Pole After Falling Ill

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill. The 86-year-old former astronaut was visit...

Penguin Populations Could Decrease Up To 60% Before The Year 2099

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that climate change in the Antarctic is having a devastating impact on future Adélie penguin populations. According to cur...

Carbon Dioxide Pollution Reaches Historic Levels At The South Pole

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists in Antarctica have finally measured carbon dioxide levels rising above 400 parts per million. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administ...

Mars Isn't Just A Red Planet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech

When you think of Mars you'd be forgiven if the first words that pop into your head are 'Red Planet', or 'Chocolate Bar'. The fact is that the pla...

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?

WATCH: Rescue Underway For Trapped Antarctica Scientists | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A long-awaited rescue of passengers on board a research ship trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally got under way on Thursday. A he...

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.

Harry's Polar Race Is Suspended

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK

Prince Harry's race to the South Pole with injured servicemen has been suspended amid safety concerns. Harry had started off on the gruelling chari...

Brit Polar Explorers Take on Captain Scott's Terra Nova Expedition

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK
Ben Whitmarsh

His name is Ben Saunders and he is about to walk the equivalent of 69 marathons back to back. That's 9 and a half hours of walking per day over 110 days. And he is doing it in the South Pole.

Polar Vision - Trekking to the South Pole

Alan Lock | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Alan Lock

If there is one silver lining from my sight loss, it is that it has given me the extra impetus to actually pursue my dreams, not merely think about them. To that end, I undertook a number of endeavours including 18 marathons, climbing the highest mountain in Europe and even setting a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Iceland CEO Goes To New Frozen Extremes

Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Iceland Foods celebrated its 42nd birthday on 19 November by recreating Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition to raise funds for charity. The...

WATCH: Norwegian Explorer Finds Bag Of Crisps, Is Happier Than You'll Ever Be

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Cheez Doodles isn't that well-known as a brand here in the UK. The Britiah cheesey puff snack they best resemble is Cheetos, though Cheez Doodles don'...

Biking, Skiing and Kiting Across Antarctica for Sport Relief

Helen Skelton | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home
Helen Skelton

A lot of people told me it couldn't be done, but when asked if I'd travel across Antarctica by bike, ski and kite to reach the South Pole for Sport Relief, I knew it was a chance I couldn't turn down. Now, 500 miles and 18 days later, here I am, standing at the bottom of the world at the southern most point with a massive smile on my face. I keep grinning because I can't really believe I'm here, I'd pinch myself if my heavily padded mittens permitted it!

Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole Legacy: 100 Years on

Rod Downie | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK
Rod Downie

It's a matter of record that Scott and his men were not the first to reach the pole. But arguably, his was a far greater 'reward' - an incredible legacy of science and conservation which has endured and flourished for a century.

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 ...

Adventurer's Daughter Becomes Youngest Person To Ski To South Pole

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A 16-year-old girl has achieved her goal of becoming the youngest person to ski to the South Pole. Schoolgirl Amelia Hempleman-Ada...

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...

Teenager Taking On South Pole Readies Herself For Record-Breaking Expedition

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Amelia Hempleman Adams, the teenager attempting to become the youngest person to reach the South Pole on skis, had a "hairy landing" at the Farthest S...

Schoolgirl Trains In Deep Freezer Ahead Of South Pole Trek

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolgirl Amelia Hempleman-Adams learned survival techniques in a deep freeze depot on Friday, in preparation for her South Pole bid, reports Louise ...

Soldiers To Recreate South Pole Race

PA | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

Six intrepid British soldiers are set to recreate one of the most dangerous and daring races known to man. The soldiers will split into two teams a...