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Light & Rugged Gear is Key to Expedition Success

Polar Explorer Eric Larsen shares his decision making process when it comes to evaluating the equipment he uses during his lengthy expeditions. Several key factors come into play when he decides what gear ‘makes the cut’, including weight and durability.

Expedition Fitness Training

Eric Larsen shares the importance of pre-expedition fitness training. He describes his routine, what it takes physically to endure polar expeditions, and how he prepared for climbing Mt. Everest. Also, Larsen explains how proper physical training beforehand helps to avoid problems during the expedition. Learn more about how Eric Larsen stays in shape after the jump.

Eric Larsen Arrives in Kathmandu

Eric Larsen has just arrived in Kathmandu, where he will embark from to ascent Mt. Everest. Please keep up with Eric by reading his Expedition Journal. AtlasOmega will continue to be the place where Eric tells his story about how he prepares for and carries out his frozen expeditions, shares many of his stunning photos– while his Expedition Journal is the definitive source for up-to-date information about where Larsen currently is and what’s going on from day-to-day, during this exciting third and final leg of Save the Poles. Lastly, here’s a short video from Eric in Kathmandu.

Surviving the Antarctic Chill

I awoke to discover that blowing snow had drifted violently against the tent’s vestibule during the night, nearly smashing our pot and stove. I had to repeatedly punch the hard-packed drift loose just to open the flap. I was groggy from a fitful night’s sleep, during which I had been haunted by strange dreams. The loud train I imagined must have been a subconscious interpretation of the wind pounding against the thin nylon. It’s the first morning of my 2009 South Pole expedition in Antarctica, the beginning of my Save the Poles Expedition—a first-ever journey to the South Pole, North[...]