Frostbite Plagues Siberian Expedition – The Expedition Kolyma/Siberia team (See EN, January 2003) continues to slog along in Siberia, considered the coldest inhabited place on earth. In the fifth report of the Expedition Kolyma/Siberia, expedition leader Mikael Strandberg writes on Dec. 16, 2004, “When we left civilization at Zyryanka a month ago, nobody believed we would be able to ski during the darkest and coldest winter and survive. Nobody. They all believed we would succumb to the extreme cold. When we arrived at the small yakut settlement of Srednekolymsk today, in minus 61 degrees F. we were hailed as heroes. That's a real honor since it comes from the toughest and most durable humans on earth, the Siberians."
|Back to School
He’s an Arctic explorer, scientist and deep sea explorer. And at age 70, a
time when most retirees focus on their golf swing, Captain Alfred S. McLaren,
U.S. Navy (Ret.), Ph.D., and president emeritus and director of The Explorers
Club, is going back to school – the world’s only underwater flight school.
|Oldsmobile Lives on in Expedition Spoof
The decision by General Motors to discontinue the venerable Oldsmobile line has shocked many auto buffs who will lament the decline of this once great car. But the classic Olds will live on this 20-year-old satire postcard made by a team of Alaskan graphic artists. For more details, see the January 2001 issue of Expedition News. (Photo courtesy of Tom Sadowski).