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.

  • Avannaq 2011

    Avannaq 2011

    scheduled - from 14.02.2011 to

    A 4.500 miles sailing journey from Granville (France) to Uummannaq (Greenland). To celebrate the friendship between two towns, two countries and two populations.

  • The Fuchs Foundation

    The Fuchs Foundation

    success - from 18.11.2010 to 15.01.2011

    By sending young teachers to polar regions, the aim of the Fuchs Foundation remains the same since 2007 : to help them to acquire new experiences, to change profoundly their courses, to make lectures more fascinating than ever and their methods more dynamic.

  • The South Pole and Back (solo)

    The South Pole and Back (solo)

    abandoned - from 15.11.2010 to

    Chris Foot from Great Britain is attempting a solo trek from Hercules Inlet to South Pole and back. Unsupported and unassisted. This return voyage has been attempted before but always unsuccessful.

  • One step at a time

    One step at a time

    success - from 15.11.2010 to

    Dutch business consultant in the field of technological innovation Willem ter Horst (37) is guided by professional polar guide Hannah McKeand to go from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole unsupported.

  • Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition

    Moon Regan TransAntarctic Expedition

    success - from 03.11.2010 to

    This expedition will travel from the west coast of Antarctica at Patriot Hills to the South Pole (retracing the steps of the famous Fuchs and Hillary crossing), and then head north to McMurdo through the Trans-Antarctic Mountain Range. The adventure is expected to spend some 40 days on the ice and travel some 3 600 miles.

  • Yacht Australis 2010

    Yacht Australis 2010

    success - from 02.11.2010 to

    On November 2010, Doug Stoup leads an intimate sailing adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula upon the Yacht Australis.

  • Arctic Trucks Expeditions 2010

    Arctic Trucks Expeditions 2010

    success - from 01.11.2010 to

    The passion some peole have developped for driving a 4wd vehicle did not spare the 6th Continent. Operating mostly from the russian base of Novolazarevskaya, an icelandic TO offers now 4wd motorised expeditions to South Pole. This winter (austral summer), three expeditions are listed - one being on its way already.

  • Last Great Challenge

    Last Great Challenge

    postponed - from 09.10.2010 to 15.01.2011

    In November 2010, adventurers John Wilton-Davies and Justin Miles of Great Britain will attempt to become the first people to not only reach the South Pole, but to return, completely unsupported.

  • The Northern Passage 2010

    The Northern Passage 2010

    success - from 20.06.2010 to 20.09.2010

    This summer, Borge Ousland is going to attempt to pull off the feat of circumnavigating the Arctic Ocean by successively taking the North-East and the North-West passages. He will be sailing with a skipper aboard a light trimaran, a Corsair 31, and will be accompanied by a Russian for the NE passage and probably by a Frenchman for the NW passage.

  • The Great Drift

    The Great Drift

    abandoned - from 07.06.2010 to

    Four voluntary shipwrecked men are going try to live unsupported for more than a month on a drifting block of polar pack ice that is melting beneath their feet... The objective of this adventure: to preserve the memory of this environment so clearly condemned to disappear.

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