When a nuclear icebreaker stops at the North Pole

World Sep 9, 2021

When a nuclear icebreaker stops at the North Pole

Smoking a pipe and looking out over the vast, icy Arctic, captain Dmitry Lobusov sounds his ship's horn to signal to passengers they are near their destination: the North Pole. The Arctic Ocean is too deep to drop anchor, but a thick ice embankment offers ...

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

National Apr 20, 2017

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

Marin Minamiya, a 20-year-old university student, has completed a challenge known as the Explorers Grand Slam, becoming the youngest person to ascend the "Seven Summits" — the highest peaks on each continent — and conquer the two poles. "I felt how beautiful the Earth is," ...