Jerry Kobalenko

Jerry Kobalenko is the editor of ExplorersWeb. Canada's premier arctic traveler, he is the author of The Horizontal Everest and Arctic Eden, and is currently working on a book about adventures in Labrador. In 2018, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Governor General of Canada.


Enjoy Snow? Here’s the Man Who Took the First Pictures of Snowflakes

Though not an explorer of geographies, Snowflake Bentley was...

Watch: The Most Insane Ski Film Ever

Nominated for two Emmys, Markus Eder's The Ultimate Run...

Polar Travel: Tips for Better Manhauling

I used to feel that there wasn't much to...

Arctic Roundup: Not So Fast

After signs that arctic expeditions were set to resume...

McBoycott: How Polar Explorers Brought McDonald’s to Russia

Earlier this week, McDonald's announced that it was temporarily...

Buying Polar Gear: A Cost-Saving Tip

A few weeks ago, a reader asked when it...

Barneo Ice Station Canceled for Another Year

Unsurprisingly, Barneo has canceled its 2022 season. Citing lingering...

As COVID Eases, Arctic Expeditions Resume

Even after the early lockdowns lifted, severe travel restrictions...

Tip: To Avoid Frostbite at Polar Temperatures, Cut Off the Elastic Cuff on Gloves

The first time I realized that your circulation is...

Arctic Hare Travels A Record 388Km

As satellite tracking has become more common, we've learned...

Bear Attack: Never Let Your Guard Down

During a 30-day canoe expedition in Canada's central Labrador...

French Rower Dies During Atlantic Crossing

A 75-year-old adventurer who was trying to row solo...

World’s Northernmost Outhouses

In a recent story, one of our writers wondered...

Top 10 Expeditions of 2021: #3: Canada North to South

Over the last 12 months, ExplorersWeb has documented incredible...

The Woman Who Brought Life to an Inner Mongolian Desert

A few months before the pandemic shut down first...

Wingsuiting Through An Active Volcano

In this Red Bull video released today, wingsuiter Sebastian...

Great Explorers: the Inuit Shaman Qitdlarssuaq

The Qitdlarssuaq story has not been made into a...

2021 Gift Guide for Polar Explorers

If you have friends or loved ones whose heart...

Best Sleeping Bags of 2021-2022 for Extreme Cold

In winter camping, and especially in arctic travel, the...

Best Expedition Backpacks of 2021-2022: Heavy Haulers Tested

I’ve tried to avoid big packs on multi-week journeys...

Best Winter Parkas of 2021-22 According to Polar Explorers

Compared to sleeping bags or tents, picking a down...

Kuril Islands Mystery: Beach Sand on Fire

Some years ago, I spent a month on the...

Search Team Fails to Find Missing Climber on Pobeda

A search team made up of volunteers Alex...

“Stiff, Absent”: Simon Messner Speaks Out About his Father, Reinhold

Although it gives you certain advantages, it's rarely fun...

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