Here's a new one for our ever growing file of stories labelled "idiots doing idiot things because they're idiots" -- an Australian professional adventurer is hoping to recreate the last leg of polar explorer and mind-blowing badass Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to cross Antarctica by land. That's not the crossing of Antarctica that the expedition was meant to be, but the grueling fight for survival against all odds it turned into. After all, we assume the way you get to be an Australian professional adventurer is by accepting dumb bets in bars and then endangering people's lives needlessly carrying them out.
As a sterling reminder that it's the little things in life that matter comes this recent video from Norwegian outdoor sports enthusiast and freelance journalist Aleksander Gamme. For three months through 2011 and 2012, Gamme embarked on a solo cross-country ski trip to the South Pole and back. After 86 days of travel, a few days from the end of his return trip, he came across a cache of supplies he'd left while heading inland. What he'd forgotten was the chocolate and cheese doodles inside.