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Sebastian’s latest book is available for PRE-ORDER!

September 5, 2022 6:27am
Sebastian Copeland’s Polar Explorations

New Book Release!

September 29, 2020 1:34am
ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant (Rizzoli) by Sebastian Copeland
Foreword by Leonardo DiCaprio

A breathtaking glimpse of Antarctica.” – The Times of London.

NEW RELEASE: This fall, Rizzoli Books published Sebastian’s latest monogram. ANTARCTICA: Thee Waking Giant (2020) features never before seen photographs gathered during Sebastian’s Antarctica expeditions, both in the coastal and interior region of the least known continent on Earth. If the coast teems with life, both indigenous and migratory, the interior is a white desert where life has not existed for more than 30 million years.

Once you leave the coast, on the way to the interior, sheer mountain faces are progressively swallowed by the rising ice sheet. The last of the nunataks announce the end of the glacier and start of the plateau, extending for thousands of miles. With only ice and sky, the vistas are surprisingly diverse. While the plateau may seem like a monotonous blanket of white, “in the months that I spent there, I can honestly say that no two days have looked alike,” says Sebastian. “In this binary environment, which had never, until mine, seen a human footprint, it is the subtle variation of surface cover, or the way the sky paints the clouds or the wind shapes the ice that gives each day its own distinct identity.”

Thank you Leonardo DiCaprio for providing a beautifully worded foreword for this volume. Sebastian’s writing gives a detailed view of Antarctica’s historic to its scientific relevance, and its role in redefining global economies. The book, and all the expeditions it covers, is entirely carbon neutral thanks to Climate Partner©; while a portion of the profit will benefit the NGO Amazon Watch to protect the rainforest.

You can find ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant anywhere fine books are sold, or visit here to find a retailer near you.

From his Antarctic expeditions, we discover Copeland’s magnificent visual diary of astonishing imagery of the least explored places in the world!” – GQ Magazine

A work of strident beauty illustrating humanity’s most urgent cause, climate change.” – Cocoeco Magazine


For Sebastian’s Latest Activities, Also Check His Other Sites!

June 2, 2019 8:08am


Hello! If have landed on this site looking for Sebastian’s historical expedition activities, you are in the right place.

If, however, you are surprised by the date of the latest blog and are looking for more current information, you may want to visit one of these additional sites:

The Last Great March details Sebastian and Mark’s crossing of the Simpson desert in 2016 and failed attempt at the North Pole in 2017

Sebastian Copeland Fine Art details Sebastian’s photographic activities and currently features his major public exhibition in Paris on the gates of the Luxembourg building.

Thanks for your interest!


Si vous visitez ce site en espérant trouver des informations sur les aventures de Sebastian, vous êtes à la bonne adresse!

Cependant, si vous êtes surpris(e) par la date des derniers blogs, et vous cherchez des informations plus récentes, vous pouvez visiter les sites suivants:

The Last Great March couvre la traversée du desert du Simpson en Australie en 2016 ainsi que la tentative frustrée pour le pôle nord sans support.

Sebastian Copeland Fine Art est les site dédié aux activités photographique de Sebastian est figure son exposition importante sur les grilles des jardins du Luxembourg à Paris.

Merci de votre soutien!


Four Million Visitors for Sebastian’s Paris Exhibit!

February 4, 2019 9:10am

FROM POLE TO POLE – A VANISHING WORLD on the gates of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris September 2018 to January 2019

Sebastian was awarded one of the world’s most prestigious outdoor exhibit by the French Sénat. From September 15, 2018 to January 13, 2019, an estimated four million people visited the exhibit on the Gates of the Luxembourg gardens in Paris. 82 large panels displayed Sebastian’s polar images with an urgent message of warning: from the North Pole to Greenland and Antarctica, the ice is melting at accelerated rates, and will be re-drawing the maps of our world within this century. The exhibit was officially launched at the Sénat on September 19, 2018 among many politicians and 33 new outlets. The exhibit was supported by a robust press campaign on all the major networks and in print. You can visit the exhibit virtually on the official site here.


Sebastian receives 2018 German Bambi Award

November 17, 2018 9:30am

On November 16 in Berlin, Sebastian received one of Germany most iconic award: the Bambi is the German equivalent to the America Oscar except for the variety of recipients, and the second largest live viewership globally. Sebastian was chosen in the “Our Earth” category, following in the illustrious steps of Jane Goodall and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Broadcast to an audience of 10+ Million live viewers, Sebastian delivered a searing seven minutes speech (interrupted by standing ovations) denouncing the general apathy regarding the alarming breakdown of the Earth’s ecosystems. You can hear the speech here.


Sebastian Named One of the World’s 25 Most Adventurous Men

April 29, 2017 4:47am


In its April 2017 issue, Men’s Journal named Sebastian one of the World’s 25 Most Adventurous Men of the last 25 years. It is an incredible honor considering some of the other names on that list. On a personal note, however, Sebastian says: “I am humbled by this inclusion. I feels strongly that there are names whose omission is notable, and should have been included even ahead of my own. In Polar exploration, for instance, it is hard to think of someone more deserving than Børge Ousland, one of my personal heroes. Still, it is nice to be included and always appreciated when the trips, successful or not, get the nod. So thanks a bunch, Men’s Journal, this pushes me to do better!”

World’s 25 Most Addventurous Men of the Last 25 Years


Sebastian Podcast from WNYC Interview with Leonard Lopate

April 24, 2016 7:07am
A Sled dog may not be the best protection against bear, but they provide early warning!

A Sled dog may not be the best protection against bear, but they provide early warning!

Sebastian was interviewed by Leonard Lopate for WNYC radio in New York on April 22, 2016. They discussed Sebastian’s new book Arctica: The Vanishing North and the role the ice plays on the balance of the planet. You can find the podcast of the interview here.


Los Angeles Book Launch Event for Arctica: The Vanishing North

October 31, 2015 8:19pm

Book Launch Event in Los Angeles to Celebrate the Release of Sebastian’s New Book

October 29, 2015 — Los Angeles, California

The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills was host to the Los Angeles launch of Sebastian’s new book Arctica: The Vanishing North. With a mix of environmental personality and celebrities, Sebastian spoke on the changing Arctic captured and in support of Global Green USA.  Los Angeles über environmentalist and actor Ed Begley Jr., Billy Zane, Orlando Bloom, Peter Mensah, Veronica Ferres, Thomas Kretchsmann and LA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen were some of the many who showed up in support of the book’s launch.

Here Sebastian talks about perceptions on climate, his cousin Orlando and the new book.

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Billy Zane speaks eloquently about climate change perceptions and gives a nod:

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Peter Mensah shares nice words and why he cares:

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Arctica: The Vanishing North is released in Europe!

September 1, 2015 11:55am
Arctica: The Vanishing North by Sebastian Copeland

Arctica: The Vanishing North by Sebastian Copeland

Sebastian’s new book–Arctica: The Vanishing North  is commercially available in Europe today. The book will be available in the US September 15th, with pre-orders available on Amazon or here

Representing ten years of travel in the Arctic spanning Greenland, Alaska, Northern Canada and Norway, not to speak of the Arctic sea ice on the way to the North Pole, Arctica: The Vanishing North is a visual testament of the far north. Contributors include Sir Richard Branson, who penned the foreword, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Andrew Weaver, Dr. Ted Scambos both IPCC lead writers, Sheila Watt Cloutier (Inuit Advocate) and Børge Ousland (Norwegian explorer).

Coming at a whopping 7.9 pounds, this volume was made carbon neutral by Climate Partners. Says Sebastian: “I am very proud of this book. It is my most accomplished work. It is a visual tour of a part of the world that hardly anyone has ever witnessed”.

The book is released globally by the TeNeues Publishing, and will be available in international markets from Fall 2015.

You can see a preview here


Sebastian named one of the world’s 50 Most Adventurous Men

April 22, 2015 10:44pm

Men's Journal's 50 Most Adventurous Men

Men’s Journal released its list of the 50 Most Adventurous Men. Sebastian was humbled and honored to be listed among many of his heroes. It is hard to compile such a list when so many others feel like they are missing.

Still, this reinforces his conviction that adventure and awareness work hand in a hand in the current climate crisis. As Sebastian has said: “we face an ‘all hands on deck’ moment if we are to reclaim our history and rewrite a happy ending for our children’s generation”.

It is also great encouragement for Sebastian’s THE LAST GREAT MARCH–NORTH POLE 2016 mission–unsupported, unassisted walk from land to the geographic North Pole with partner Mark George. Stay tuned for more on that!

You can find the list here.