This website aims at covering polar expeditions by publishing an introdution and linking to the official expedition website. Major expeditions are followed-up more closely through regularly published news, pictures galleries and multimedia files.
ongoing - from 25.10.2012 to
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is back in the Antarctic for a world first. He will lead a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing the Antarctic in winter.
abandoned - from 25.10.2012 to
After having retired from international rugby because of an injury, welshman Richard Parks has become the first person to succeed in reaching the seven summits as well as both North and South Poles in less than one year.
abandoned - from 23.10.2012 to
A young San Diego resident, adventurer Aaron Linsdau (38), wants to become the first American to complete, solo and without any means of assistances (no kites), the classical Hercules Inlet -> South Pole trek - 1 450 miles trip.
postponed - from 22.10.2012 to
In December 2012, a group of British scientists and engineers plan to drill through 3 kil of ice into a buried lake called subglacial Lake Ellsworth. They aim to search for life forms in the isolated water as well as clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments. This is an amazing project and one of the highlights of our austral summer season.
abandoned - from 22.10.2012 to
Britons Alex Hibbert (polar photographer, 26) and Justin Miles (writer, lecturer and management consultant to sports and fitness organisations, 39) are planing a two-phase expedition. Their aim: reaching the North Pole from Greenland, unsupported, and during winter. They should leave from Qaanaaq mid-December.
scheduled - from 21.10.2012 to
Young University of Edinburgh student Kasim Rafiq (22, bord in Livingston) aims to become the youngest Briton to conquer the South Pole. Unassisted and unsupported, meaning without resupply and without any kind of powerkites whatsoever.
success - from 20.10.2012 to
Three adventurous Norwegian women are heading south to undertake the crossing of the sub antarctic island of South Georgia. They will travel by ski.
success - from 28.06.2012 to
This adventure is based on the Fridtjof Nansen/Fram odyssey -if the famous Norwegian explorer had reached the North Pole with his companion Hjalmar Johansen, he surely would have decided to proceed to Spitzbergen. That's the route Norwegian Audun Tholfsen and his Estonian friend Timo Palo want to try. To try the historical plan what never became completed.
success - from 02.04.2012 to
This year, explorer Mark Wood will attempt to be the first adventurer to ski -solo and totally unsupported- to both South and North Pole consecutively.
abandoned - from 15.03.2012 to
Norwegian adventurers Mads Agerup & Rune Midtgaard plan to reach the North Pole unsupported and unassisted from the Canadian coastline in approximately 30 days. If the objective is reached, the expedition will be the fastest team ever to trek unsupported from the Canadian coastline to the North Pole.