Tagged: North Pole

Sailing around the North Pole

Norwegian adventurer and polar explorer Børge Ousland and his friend Thorleif Thorleifson have begun a voyage which they hope will take them through both the North East  and the North West Passage. They left Oslo this...

Norwegian Polar adventurer wins Canadian book prize

On Nov. 5, Norwegian Polar adventurer Børge Ousland was awarded the prize for Best Adventure Travel book at the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Festival in Canada. Ousland (47), who hails from Oslo, won the award for...

Video from Ban Ki-moon’s visit to Svalbard

UN chief sees climate change first-hand UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Arctic on Sept. 1 to witness the effects of global warming ahead of key international climate talks in Copenhagen in December....

Ban sees first-hand view of climate change’s impact

2 September 2009 – Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future...

The search for Roald Amundsen’s sea plane

A large-scale expedition leaves the port of Tromsø on Aug 30 for the Barents Sea to search for polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s sea plane, named Latham 47. Amundsen disappeared in the plane 80 years...

Around the North Pole in one summer

A group of three Norwegians will this summer try to sail around the North Pole in one summer. If they complete the trip, they will be the first ever to do so. As global...

UN backs Norway claim to Arctic seabed extension

  OSLO (AFP) — Norway has won the backing of the UN in its sovereignty claim over a potentially resource rich area of seabed, including a region in the much-courted Arctic Ocean, the government...