Polar Expeditions

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.

  • Expédition Pôle Nord 2012

    Expédition Pôle Nord 2012

    ongoing - from 14.03.2012

    This team of two people (Le Tressoler and Cabon) aims to be the first inhabitants of the North Pole. They plan to stay six weeks in the area and will travel every day away from the Pole, coming back to their base camp every night. After having made various scientific measurements and observation during the day.

  • 90° North Pole (Yasunaga Ogita)

    90° North Pole (Yasunaga Ogita)

    abandoned - from 12.03.2012

    Japanese skier Tae-Young Yasunaga Ogita (35 ans) is trying to reach North Pole leaving from Ward Hunt (Ellesmere Island), solo and unsupported.

  • Irish North Pole 2012

    Irish North Pole 2012

    abandoned - from 10.03.2012

    Irish adventurers Mike O' Shea and Clare O' Leary want to become the first Irish people to travel on foot to the Geographical North Pole. They have decided to depart from the classical starting point, the northern coast of Ellesmere Island, Ward Hunt.

  • Indian Army at the North Pole

    Indian Army at the North Pole

    postponed - from 10.03.2012

    After having summitted four eight thousanders and scaled seven out of nine available peaks, after having conquered the South Pole last year (15 January 2011), The Indian Army is undertaking yet another ‘First Indian’ Ski Expedition -to North Pole this time. As usual, Lieutenant Colonel Anand Swaroop is leading the group.

  • North Pole Expedition : Six Ordinary Men

    North Pole Expedition : Six Ordinary Men

    scheduled - from 14.02.2012

    Nigel Warwick and Brian Amos are aiming to organize a trek to the North Pole with the theme 'Ordinary Men doing Extraordinary Things'. They just want to raise funds for the children’s medical research charity, Sparks. Their target is £ 250k.

  • Antarctic Ice Expedition

    Antarctic Ice Expedition

    abandoned - from 11.12.2011

    Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are aiming to try a new world record, going for a round Antarctica and anticlockwise voyage (non motorized and in complete autonomy) on a 6.000 km distance.

  • Antarctica 2011-12 Legacy Crossing

    Antarctica 2011-12 Legacy Crossing

    success - from 10.12.2011

    American Sebastian Copeland together with Canadian Eric McNair-Landry are attempting to open a new route to cross the Antarctic. They will leave from Novolazarevskaia and try to reach Hercules Inlet passing through the Pole of Inaccessibility and the Sourth Pole, a 4.000 km trek.

  • Acciona Windpower Antarctica 90°S

    Acciona Windpower Antarctica 90°S

    success - from 09.12.2011

    Spanish explorer Ramón Larramendi together with three other companions are undertaking a geographical, sporting and exploration milestone stoked by a scientific vocation. From Novolazarevskaia to Union Glacier passing through the South Pole. A 3 500 km voyage.

  • Helen’s Polar Challenge (Ski, Kite & Bike)

    Helen’s Polar Challenge (Ski, Kite & Bike)

    success - from 08.12.2011

    BBC TV "Blue Peter" young presenter Helen Skelton (28) has decided to become the first person ever to reach the South Pole using skis, kites and a bike to get there.

  • The South Pole : Solo but not Alone

    The South Pole : Solo but not Alone

    success - from 03.12.2011

    On 20th November 2011, Howard Fairbank is scheduled to fly to a point 82'10"S 065'00"W on the Ronne Ice Shelf. This is the official, 'edge of continent', called Messner start point, named after the famous Italian mountaineer and explorer, Reinhold Messner who in November 1989, almost accidently established this start point and the route to the Pole.

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