Eric Larsen - Polar Explorer
Eric Larsen joined the show to discuss his history of exploration, which includes dog mushing, skiing, climbing, snowshoeing, and more, as well as his current adventure, Cycle South.
In December Eric will embark on an exbedition that 99.999999% of us will never do - ride a bike to the South Pole. He will ride his Surly Moonlander packed with custom gear 750 miles across snow and ice!
Listen to the full interview with Eric here:
More about Eric's Cycle South Expedition - 2012 from his website:
"Cycle South will be a world-first bicycle journey across the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. Covering nearly 750 miles, the route will traverse from Hercules Inlet to the Geographic South Pole, and if conditions permit, 750 miles back to the coast again.
In the past explorers have famously quipped, 'because it's there.' However, the goal of the Cycle South expedition is to combine adventure and advocacy to demonstrate the many ways in which people can use a bicycle to protect our environment as well as improve the quality of our lives."
More about Eric from his website:
"Polar adventurer, expedition guide, dog musher and educator, Eric Larsen has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth. In 2006, Eric and Lonnie Dupre completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. During this journey, the duo pulled and paddled specially modified canoes across 550 miles of shifting sea ice and open ocean.
Eric successfully led his first expedition to the South Pole in 2008, covering nearly 600 miles in 41 days. Eric is now one of only a few Americans in to have skied to both the North and South Poles. In November 2009, Eric returned to Antarctica for the first leg of his world record Save the Poles expedition... Read more"
Related show links:
Eric's Website - www.ericlarsenexplore.com
DeLorme InReach - www.inreachdelorme.com
Bergans Down Jacket - www.bergans.com
Ergodyne - www.ergodyne.com
Granite Gear - www.granitegear.com
Goal Zero - www.goalzero.com
MSR - www.msrcorp.com
Clif Bar - www.clifbar.com
Surly Bikes - www.surlybikes.com
Arrowhead 135 - www.arrowheadultra.com
A list of all of Eric's sponsors - http://ericlarsenexplore.com/sponsors/