Press

Here you can find all The Northwest Passsage press clippings we've accumulated over the years.

"Sea Kayaking the Land of the Gods"

Sea Kayaking the Land of the Gods

Sea Kayaking the Land of the Gods

By Eugene Buchanan




"Unique Yoga Vacations", Tripify.com

The Northwest Passage's Belize Yoga & Wellness Retreat is featured in this article on unique yoga vacations.


"Meet Annie Aggens, Director of Polar Expeditions with Polar Explorers", Women's Adventure Magazine

Annie Aggens, Polar Explorers, Women's Adventure Magazine
Polar Explorers Director and Guide Annie Aggens is interviewed by Women's Adventure Magazine.


"10 Ways to Rock Your Summer", Chicago Parent Magazine

Rock climbing at Devil's Lake
The Northwest Passage's rock climbing trips are featured in this Chicago Parent Magazine Article.


"Fast, frenetic and fun: Travels on the thrilling side", MSN.com

Dogsledding the BWCA with The Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage offers thrilling dogsledding adventures in the Boundary Waters Wilderness.


"Kayaking Historic Crete with Dana Paskiewicz", Argophilia.com

Kayakers off the coast of Crete, Greece
The Northwest Passage guide Dana Paskiewicz discusses kayaking the historic isle of Crete, Greece.


"Featured Traveler: Dana Paskiewicz", AFAR Magazine

Dana Paskiewicz, AFAR Magazine
Northwest Passage guide Dana Paskiewicz is spotlighted in AFAR Magazine as the 'Featured Traveler'.


"Sailors, paddle boarders clash in Wilmette", Chicago Tribune Local

chicago tribune, stand-up paddleboarding
The Northwest Passage's Keith Heger speaks to the Chicago Tribune about stand-up paddleboarding and on-water safety.


"New Trier Grad Postpones College to Climb the World’s Seven Summits", Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch

Taylor and Rick Sweitzer, Vinson Massif, Seven Summits
Northwest Passage family member and Assistant Polar Guide Taylor Sweitzer journeys to Antarctica and climbs Mt. Vinson Massif.


"New Trier Grad Seeks Higher Education", Wilmette Life, Chicago Sun-Times

Taylor Sweitzer, Aconcagua
Polar Explorer's own Taylor Sweitzer treks to the South Pole and climbs Mt. Vinson Massif


"Wilmette teen guides group to top of Antarctica", The Wilmette Beacon

taylor sweitzer, Antartica, South Pole, guide
Wilmette teen guides group of international travelers to the South Pole with PolarExplorers.


"Take a trip to the North Pole – Seriously", The Wilmette Life, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication


The Northwest Passage and Polar Explorers are featured in this Sun-Times article.


"Wilmette Teen Scales Highest Mountain in Antarctica", Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch

Taylor Sweitzer, South Pole, Mt. Vinson Massif
Taylor Sweitzer, 18, skies to the South Pole and successfully summits Mt. Vinson Massif.


"Teenager scales heights in South Pole", Chicago Tribune Local

South Pole, Antarctica
Taylor Sweitzer, 18, of Polar Explorers skied to the South Pole and reached the summit of Mt. Vinson, the highest mountain in Antarctica.


"Primal Fear: The Psychology of Being Lost", Trail Groove Magazine

TrailGroove, Annie Aggens, The Psychology of Being Lost
Our own Annie Aggens is interviewed in this article on the psychology of being lost in the wilderness.


"PolarExplorers: Wilmette guiding company takes adventurers to the top of the world", WGN Television

Marcus Leshock, WGN Television

01/15/13




"Timmins native Dale Shippam, a heart transplant survivor, is trekking to the South Pole!", TimminsTimes

Tinmmins-Native-Dale-Shippam
Dale Shippam, heart transplant survivor, treks to the South Pole with PolarExplorers!


"Heart transplant recipient to ski south pole glaciers", CBC News

South Pole, Polar Explorers takes Dale Shippman on expedition
A Thunder Bay man and heart transplant recipient will soon embark on a journey to the South Pole to raise awareness about organ donation.


"A World Away", The Wilmette Beacon

South Georgia, Rick Sweitzer, Trek, Antarctic
Wilmette's Sweitzer leads trek across South Georgia Island.


"Antarctic Trek Retraces the Route of Shackleton and his Unseen Companion", Ely Echo

South Georgia, Rick Sweitzer, Trek, Antarctic
An account of the PolarExplorers' trek across South Georgia Island.


"Lake Michigan welcomes stand-up paddle", Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

By Kristine Reilly

Updated: August 7, 2012 9:18AM

There’s a lot of reasons for going to Hawaii, but if yours was stand-up paddleboarding, cancel that flight.




"Stand-up paddling will make you want to sing", Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
August 8, 2012 Enjoy the increasingly popular Stand-up paddle board programs around Chicagoland. A great workout with beautiful scenery, enjoy Lake Michican on a Stand-up Paddle Board.


"Kayak Iraq Is Back", Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Local
For the second year in a row, Northwest Passage will host Kayak Iraq, a benefit kayak-a-thon for the Iraqi Student Project, a national organization that assists refugee Iraqi undergraduate students.


"Valentine's Day: Romantic Getaways on a Budget", Fox News Latino

"Valentine's Day: Romantic Getaways on a Budget", Fox News Latino
Fox News Latino features The Northwest Passage's Honduras kayaking trip.


"An Adventure at The End of The World, The South Pole", Folha.com


Ivan Finotti offers an account of his recent January, 2012 trip with the Polar Explorers.


"Wilmette Explorers Witness South Pole Centennial", The Wilmette Beacon

"Wilmette Explorers Witness South Pole Centennial", The Wilmette Beacon
PolarExplorers founder Rick Sweitzer guides adventurers to ceremony honoring the South Pole's discovery.


"Just 1,000 Visitors a Year Venture to the North Pole", Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel
Polar Explorers offers adventuresome North Pole expeditions.


"South Pole Travel Heats Up on 100th Anniversary of Discovery", National Geographic

National Geographic, December 14, 2011, "South Pole Travel Heats Up..."
Polar Explorers, specializing in expeditions to Polar regions, prepares travelers for the centennial celebrations of two pioneering Antarctic expeditions.


"Ice Anniversary", Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand, South Pole, December 14,2011

12/14/2011 - Hear Radio New Zealands coverage of the 100-year anniversary of the Amundsen & Scott South Pole Expedition, with interviews from our very own Annie Aggens and Dirk Jensen. (If the audio doesn't automatically begin playing, drag the audio cursor slightly to the right to get it jump started)




"Marvelous Trails are Chicago Area's Secret Gems", Chicago Tribune

"Marvelous Trails Are Chicago Area's Secret Gems", Chicago Tribune
The Northwest Passage, a kayak outfitter, runs guided trips in sea kayaks from the Gillson Park beach.


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