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Specialized HP floor pump with Switch Hitter II head

Alright, I thought I was pretty competent with bike floor pumps.  Until last night.  It was rather embarrassing, really.  My Blackburn pump has served me well for the better part of a decade but it’s a, ...

“A pathetic voyage”

It’s interesting to read post-mortems about my Antarctica expedition; from Explorapoles: This young San Diego resident, Aaron Linsdau (38), wanted to become the first American to complete, solo and ...

Forging the book proposal

For non-fiction books, the book proposal is the most critical piece to get started.  This document allows authors to flesh out all the aspects of the book, from a simple overview to the marketing and sales ...

Expedition Presentation at St. James Lutheran, Imperial Beach, CA

On June 23, 2013, I will be making a presentation on my expedition at St. James Lutheran Church in Imperial Beach, CA. (866 Imperial Beach Blvd. , Imperial Beach, CA 91932 , http://www.stjamesib.org/).  Click ...

Speaking at Dehesa Charter School

Thank you so much to Dehesa Charter School in Escondido, CA, for having me out to speak about my expedition to Antarctica. The class, led by Ms. Beardsley, was very attentive and loaded with intelligent ...

Shopping cart full of butter

When you go to Antarctica, you need massive calories. A shopping cart full of butter is one of the ways to get those calories.  This mountain of butter was only part of the food I took to survive in continent ...

Quicktime screen capture show green

When I was making a screen capture with Quicktime this morning, all of the videos kept coming up with a green screen.  No information.  The data rate was really low.  For a minute of video, there was only 1 ...

Eating the butter

When humans are in polar environments trekking across ice, they have to burn massive calories to stay warm and fueled for the activity.  There are lots of options for calories but only a few efficient ones. ...

Taking the hits

One day, you’ll be out there 150 miles in the middle of nowhere.  You’ll have no one with you. Help is in another time zone and you’re having a tough go of it.  And, if you call for help to ...

Valley 7 and The Pit

During the Antarctic expedition, there were many places I ran into which developed special meaning to me.  One was The Pit located in the trough of Valley 7.  All along the relatively flat plains of the 85-86 ...

Arnold’s words of wisdom

Trust yourself Break some rules Don’t be afraid to fail Avoid the naysayers Work like hell Give something back ...

The Adventure Blog

The Adventure Blog provided amazing coverage of my Antarctic expedition, more so than even my personal satellite phone blog. Here is a listing of all the blog entries in part featuring what was happening to ...