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Skiing the Antarctic Peninsula

Nov. 7th 2013

Doug Stoup has been pioneering ski descents along the Western Antarctic Peninsula since 2000. He’s led 15 expeditions to the peninsula and says it is by far one of the most spectacular ski destinations on the planet. One of Stoup’s biggest challenges organizing a trip like this is accommodating 120 skier’s different needs and expectations. “Most of the client’s goal is to ski Antarctica,” said Stoup. “My goal is for them to become an ambassador for the continent. The Antarctic is a place I fell in love with and it has not disappointed anyone.”

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Never Summer: Q&A with Polar Explorer Eric Larsen

May. 18th 2012

Polar exploring demands a myriad of skills for safe and efficient traveling, combining endurance and strength with hard, technical alpine climbing skills, glacier and cold weather travelling protocols, and even a bit of luck. And when you tack on the burden of telling the story while you’re there, an entirely different set of media skills and equipment is added to your list of daily tasks. But, that’s how SCARPA athlete Eric Larsen likes it. He has recently returned from a training mission to Hudson Bay, and will soon be off on another to Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II (G2), neither of which give him much time under the warm sun. Here’s what he has to say about it.

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