Will Steger, the explorer … and designer

October 2, 2013 An exhibit at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design looks at a lesser-known side of polar explorer Will Steger: his work as a sustainable designer. The exhibit, titled “Inside An Explorer’s Mind: Survival, Innovation, Design — A Will Steger Exhibition,” includes video, drawing, photos, woodwork and other artifacts related to Steger’s […]

Polar explorer shows his design side in an MCAD show.

September 25, 2013 Famous as the leader of the first teams to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by dogsled, Minnesota explorer Will Steger, 69, is also a photographer, woodworker, teacher, self-taught architect, designer and environmentalist. Over the past 40 years he has designed and tested extreme-weather gear for North Face, Lands’ End, […]

Will Steger’s design for living, on display at MCAD

September 27, 2013 Polar explorer Will Steger has relied on good design, much from his own hand, for survival in tough climates as evident in a small show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The show features his designs and equipment used on polar expeditions.

Inside An Explorer’s Mind: Survival, Innovation, Design—A Will Steger Exhibition

September 14, 2013 Minneapolis, MN—The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pleased to present a unique exhibition featuring the sustainable design work of world-renowned polar explorer Will Steger. The first person to reach both Poles by dogsled, Steger is known by many titles—educator, photographer, and explorer. He has spent more than fifty years […]

Art School Displays Custom Gear Designed by Will Steger

September 23, 2013 Will Steger has traveled tens of thousands of miles across the Polar regions. For more than 50 years he has designed and adapted his clothing and gear to withstand harsh Arctic conditions. For the first time, his gear is on display at a museum. The exhibit, “Inside an Explorer’s Mind: Design, Innovation, […]

Will Steger’s castle in the clouds

Sept. 11, 2013 By Olivia LaVecchia Will Steger has always been someone who can make impossible things happen.His list of accomplishments spans poles and decades: He and his team were the first explorers confirmed to reach the North Pole by dogsled without re-supply. He spearheaded the longest unsupported dogsled expedition in history. And Steger led […]

National Geographic: 125 Years of Great Explorations

National Geographic published a special addition magazine marking the anniversary of their 125 years of great explorations.  Will Steger in interviewed and pictured in the lead article “Why Explore” by Peter Miller. Further in the publication, Will Steger’s photograph from his historic 3741-mile dogsled traverse of Antarctica, the 1989-90 International Trans-Antactica Expedition is displayed in […]

Don Shelby interview: Adventurer Will Steger

June 10, 2013 Curated by Don Shelby My most recent expedition took me into the aisles of the local grocery store stalking the elusive Greek yogurt and truffle oil. I approached the Greek yogurt downwind and captured it. An indigenous woman in a blue shirt and nametag told me that she had never heard of […]

Ten Grants That Illuminated the World

  National Geographic Grantmaking Reaches 10,000 Mark WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Excavation of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking study of wild chimpanzees. The pioneering exploration of the deep sea by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. All the legacy of National Geographic grants.