400 PPM

May 13, 2013 5:40pm

400. That is the symbolic milestone of concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere in parts per million. It is increasing at the rate of 2.5 PPM per year and seems to accelerate. Not in at least one million years has the planet seen such high concentration of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping gases in the atmosphere.
If you wonder what it means, this is the most direct threat to humanity and most living species that have thrived on this planet for the last 65 million years.
We cannot grow in perpetuity in a finite environment. It is time to have less and do more, and do more intelligently with what we have at our disposal.

Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/10/us/climate-change/index.html

Melting Sea Ice


Sebastian’s Men’s Journal article on the Antarctica crossing

April 9, 2013 5:18pm

Here is a free link to the Men’s Journal article of the Antarctica Legacy Crossing which was published last October 2012. It’s a riveting condensed account of the blog (which you can read here http://sebastiancopelandadventures.com/antarcticaexpedition). The article “81 Days on the Ice” retraces the first East/West transcontinental crossing of Antarctica from coast to coast that Sebastian led from November 2011 to February 2012 with partner Eric McNair Landry on the 100 year anniversary of the South Pole.

You can read it here: http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/81-days-on-the-ice-20130704



“A Million Faces of Ice” premiers at the Bernheimer Gallery in Munich

March 23, 2013 1:37am

Sebastian’s show “A Million Faces Of Ice” opened at the beautiful Bernheimer Gallery in Munich, Germany. It will be on display from March 8 to April 13, 2013     You can also visit the gallery virtually here: http://www.bernheimer.com/photography/en/exhibition/371/antarctica-a-million-faces-of-ice-0


Antarctica: A Million Face Of Ice — Munich Gallery Opening

March 10, 2013 2:15pm

                                 My new exhibition “A Million Faces Of Ice” has just premiered in Munich at the Bernheimer Gallery. The show is a retrospective of multiple trips to the poles, and features some of the new works from Antarctica. It will be up until the middle of April. If you cannot see it there, you can visit the show here:



Adventurer of the Year Nomination

January 21, 2013 7:39pm

Sebastian and Eric at the Antarctica Pole of Inaccessibility on their way to complete the first crossing of the continent from east to west with nothing but skis and kites (note the bust of Lenin in the b/g!).

Sebastian and Eric are shortlisted for Epic TV’s Adventurer of the Year award 2012 for their epic 4000 kilometers, 81 day kite-skiing expedition in Antarctica. The trip netted the team three new polar records, among which the first transcontinental crossing linking the east coast to the west coast via the Pole of Inaccessibility and the South Pole, one hundred years after the conquest of the pole. All this with nothing but human and wind generated energy. Epic TV and adventure magazines across the globe shortlisted twelve teams. The rest was left to voters: one vote per day for one month. May the best, err, marketer win…?

You can vote here until January 23rd: http://daily.epictv.com/awards/people/copeland-mcnair/



Sebastian is Awarded Special Medal from the FIAP

January 7, 2013 5:11pm

The Arctic Awards 2012 awarded Sebastian a special medal on behalf of the FIAP (Federation Int’l de l’Art Photographic) for his image Moonrise on the Greenland Ice (below). Sebastian also received a Photography Society of America (PSA) ribbon for another image: Reflections at Otto Fjord.


Moonrise on the Greenland Ice