"...the History of that Branch of Exploration, whose goal has been the eternal splendour of its own, not only with lustre of the white snow-fields and strange celestial signs of the Arctic Region, but also with that of true and Untainted Idealism."
— Roald Amundsen (The North West Passage)
Arctic & Antarctic Resources
Arctic and Antarctic Research is Fundamental to Cold Weather Travel Research. The Arctic is a harsh survival environment requiring thorough research, planning, preparation, and practice to master the art of survival. High winds, cold temperatures, and low humidity are just some of the challenges of living and surviving in this harsh, barren, and desolate environment. It is also a land that one quickly falls in love with once there and that one is pulled back to again and again.
- Bibliography of Historical Exploration in Antarctica [An excellent book list, happy reading]
- British Antarctic Survey
- Churchill Northern Studies Centre
- Cool Antarctica
- Exploring Antarctica on the Internet [Many interesting links]
- Polar Web [Very informative]
- History of Arctic Exploration [Wikipedia]
- List of Arctic Expeditions [Wikipedia]
- History of Antarctica [Wikipedia]
- List of Antarctic Expeditions [Wikopedia]
Arctic & Antarctic Explorer Articles
An excellent knowledge of both the history and personalities of the major arctic and antarctic explorers is of great importance to those who may wish to follow these explorers and wilderness travellers north or south.
- Ernest Shackleton [Biographical Overview by Bruce Zawalsky]
- Roald Amundsen [Biographical Overview by Bruce Zawalsky]
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Biographical Overview by Bruce Zawalsky]
Arctic & Sub-Arctic Survival Training Schools
Only a few organizations are willing and ready to teach in the arctic and sub-arctic in winter or even summer. Arctic survival is intense, hard, and very rewarding.