Ouray Ice Park, the premier U.S. destination for learning how to swing an ice axe, has dozens of climbs for every skill set.

Colorado’s Supreme Ice-Climbing Park

Ouray Ice Park, the premier U. destination for learning how to swing an ice axe, has dozens of climbs for every skill set.

This once inaccessible mass of rock, ice, and penguins is now open to everyday tourists for a small window during the Southern Hemisphere summer (November to March). At that time as many as 46,000 people see the land aboard luxury liners from adventure companies like Lindblad and Quark Expeditions. Sailings typically offer a variety of excursions, including paddleboarding and kayaking, which promise close contact with the penguins, skuas, and leopard seals.

9 Summer Trips for Winter Sports Junkies

By a surge in visits led to a ratification of the Antarctic Treaty. Among other things, signatories agreed to barring cruise ships with more than 500 passengers from landing sites

Official website of Swiss explorer and adventurer Mike Horn -- exploration, mountaineering, education, travel.

Official website of Swiss explorer and adventurer Mike Horn -- exploration, mountaineering, education, travel.

It's not cold, it's just not as warm as somewhere else. Selfie I took on my way to the North Pole.

Official website of Swiss explorer and adventurer Mike Horn -- exploration, mountaineering, education, travel.

White Mountains Frozen Face

White Mountains Frozen Face

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The White Mountains National Recreation Area, just North of Fairbanks, is about a million acres (the size of Delaware) and is managed by the BLM.

Fred climbs higher and higher in  altitude

Fred climbs higher and higher in altitude

Mongolia -19

Mongolia -19

Its kinda cold in the tent... This was during my last winter expedition, cycling through Mongolia during January 2015

Its kinda cold in the tent. This was during my last winter expedition, cycling through Mongolia during January 2015

Winter Time - Around 7 Continents #FrozenBeard

Winter Time - Around 7 Continents #FrozenBeard

Mongolia -31

Mongolia -31

Mongolia -25

Mongolia -25

Mongolia -20

Mongolia -20

Kazakhstan De Bruyn Joubert

Kazakhstan De Bruyn Joubert

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