On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic

On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into

In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. Despite being one of the most cold and hostile environments on the planet, the Arctic Ocean has seen a steady and significant reduction of sea ice over the past seven years due to climate change. Because of this, Larsen’s and Waters’ trip—dubbed the “Last North Expedition”—is expected to be the last human-powered trek to the North Pole, ever.Filled with stunning, full-color photos and GPS maps plotting his progress, On Thin Ice is Larsen’s first-person account of this historic two-man expedition. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis, snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen arctic slush, Larsen and Waters each pulled over 320 pounds of gear behind them on sleds through temperatures that plummeted to nearly 70 degrees below zero. At times, they covered little over a mile a day. They were stalked by polar bears and ran out of food. It was, in Larsen’s words, “easily one of the most difficult expeditions in the world.” More than just a heart-stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of t...

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On Snow-shoes to the Barren Grounds: Twenty-eight Hundred Miles After Musk-oxen and Wood-bison (1896)

On Snow-shoes to the Barren Grounds: Twenty-eight

Caspar William Whitney (1864 – 1929) was an American author, editor, explorer, outdoorsman and war correspondent. He originated the concept of the All-American team in college football in 1889 when he worked for Harper's Magazine.For summer reading, "On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds," by Caspar Whitney, is pleasantly suggestive. Lest the reader should be deficient in his knowledge of Arctic geography, Mr. Whitney explains that the Barren Grounds begin ten days' journey beyond the Great Slave Lake and run down to the Arctic Ocean, with Hudson's Bay as their eastern and Great Bear Lake and the Coppermine River as their western boundary. We may well believe that this is the region of " the most complete and extended desolation on earth." Mr. Whitney's account of his journey to this far-away land is a tale of adventure. From it we learn how the woodbison and musk-ox are hunted, and how the many difficulties of travel within the Arctic Circle are overcome.

  • ASIN: B074DYL8VB

Hiker Hunger Extra Durable Rubber Accessories & Replacements for Trekking Poles (4 Snow Baskets)

Hiker Hunger Extra Durable Rubber Accessories & Replacements

Our Hiker Hunger accessories will allow you to hike with your trekking poles in all 4 seasons on a variety of surfaces: sand, mud, grass, snow, stone, etc!  Be sure to stock up on additional accessories.  These trekking pole accessories fit the majority of all trekking pole brands!  Choose any of the following: 4 Rubber Paws Use your Rubber Paws (Ferrules) to make your trekking poles anti shock and shock absorbing. These caps will create an easy traction on any terrain. 4 Rubber Tips Use your Rubber Tips when you are not in need of your Tungsten Tips.  This will protect your Tungsten tips when you are traveling and need to store them in your carry bag or backpack. 4 Rubber Feet Our Rubber Feet are perfect for pavement, roads & sidewalks. The softness adds shock-absorbency to hard surfaces – to help you grab the road & propel yourself forward but yet the strength adds toughness - so as not to wear them out too quickly. 4 Rubber Mud Baskets You can screw these on clockwise along the threading on the bottom of your poles (approximately 3 inches up from the bottom).  These are designed for mud, beach, sand or deep grassy trails.  They will help you prevent your Walking poles from sinking into the softer, looser ground. 4 Rubber Snow Baskets You can use this basket de...

  • Color: 4 Snow Baskets
  • Brand: Hiker Hunger
  • ASIN: B01FV4MGCO

DC Men's Pure Action Skate Shoe Black/White, 9 D D US

DC Men's Pure Action Skate Shoe Black/White, 9

DC classic skate shoe silhouette with padded tongue, durable grip technology outsole and vented panels for breathability.

  • Color: Black/Black/White
  • Brand: DC
  • ASIN: B00ZQHQBU0
  • UPC: 888327403618

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic

  • Color: Brown
  • ASIN: 0375404031

A Story of Maine in 112 Objects: From Prehistory to Modern Times

A Story of Maine in 112 Objects: From

PUBLISHED WITH THE MAINE STATE MUSEUMFounded in 1836, the Maine State Museum is America’s oldest state museum and is known to many as “Maine’s Smithsonian” because of the breadth and diversity of its holdings—nearly a million objects covering every aspect of the state’s cultural, biological, and geological history—and the thousands of stories its collections tell. For this book the museum selected and photographed 112 artifacts and specimens that, together, tell an epic story of the land and its people from prehistoric times to the present.It is a story covering 395 million years, a story told with a walrus skull and fossils, tourmaline and spear points, mammoth tusks and bone fishhooks, Norse coins and caulking irons, militia flags and survey stakes, treaty documents and wooden tankards, a temperance banner and a locomotive, Joshua Chamberlain’s pistol and a cod tub trawl, a Lombard log hauler and a woman’s WWII welding outfit, L. L. Bean boots and German POW snowshoes, and many more objects from the museum’s collections. Short narratives written by museum curators are woven around each item—including photos of related objects—and the ensemble has been honed, polished, and introduced by museum director Bernard Fishman.This is a book that historians and Ma...

  • ASIN: B07P97F8RN

Smartwool Women's Double Propulsion 60 Jacket (Black/Charcoal) Small

Smartwool Women's Double Propulsion 60 Jacket (Black/Charcoal)

When a snowshoe hike turns into an epic outing, the Double Propulsion has your core covered with front to back insulation. Designed from the inside out, we start with a 100% Merino liner for temperature regulation and moisture management. Then we add 60g SmartLoft insulation to help keep you warm. And then we top it off with a quilted nylon facing to foil the wind and a DWR finish to protect against the elements.CareMachine Wash Cold Gentle Cycle. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Iron Low. Dry Clean.

  • Color: Black/Charcoal
  • Brand: SmartWool
  • ASIN: B01NCJ4G9S
  • UPC: 190849895124
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