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.

  • South Pole from the Ronne Ice Shelf

    South Pole from the Ronne Ice Shelf

    success - from 10.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    The veteran Canadian Arnold Witzig (60) has recruited the famous explorer Hannah McKeand to assist and guide him from the Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole.

  • Save the Poles

    Save the Poles

    success - from 09.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    Polar explorer Eric Larsen has set himself a challenge of some size: to reach the three poles (North, South and Everest) in under 365 days.

  • 670 Arctic Miles South Pole Expedition

    670 Arctic Miles South Pole Expedition

    scheduled - from 05.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    In March 2009, two young Swedes had the bright idea of conquering the South Pole. For fun. Eight months later, they are on the point of making their dream come true.

  • Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition

    Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition

    success - from 04.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    To mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Commonwealth and to promote intercultural exchanges all over the world -and exploits by women in particular- eight women will be attempting the trek from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole.

  • Farewell to the sea-ice

    Farewell to the sea-ice

    success - from 20.06.2009 to 15.08.2009

    Three French nationals, Emmanuel Hussenet, Luc Dénoyer and Catherine Meta, are attempting to pay homage to the polar sea-ice by allowing themselves to drift wherever the currents, ice and wind take them off the east coast of Greenland. For a month.

  • Arctic Calling

    Arctic Calling

    success - from 05.06.2009 to 30.07.2009

    French skipper Thierry Fabing is attempting to make another crossing of the fabled North-West Passage accompanied by a number of friends aboard his sloop Baloum Gwen (the White Whale in Breton).

  • Kite Greenland 2009

    Kite Greenland 2009

    success - from 02.06.2009 to 25.07.2009

    Two Norwegians, Hugo Rolf Hansen and Bjorn Einar Bjartnes, have set out on what they intend to be a fun adventure across the Greenland icecap. They are planning to complete a crossing from south to north, starting from Narsaq and finishing in Quaanaaq (Thulé).

  • TAE57-58 Fuchs Foundation

    TAE57-58 Fuchs Foundation

    success - from 01.05.2009 to 25.06.2009

    Following their last year experience (see our coverage) and waiting for the next expedition in the Antarctic, the Fuchs Foundation is on the move again. This time, four teachers are going to experience immense challenges in a dangerous and extreme environment in Arctic.

  • Emirates NBD Greenland Quest

    Emirates NBD Greenland Quest

    success - from 25.04.2009 to 31.08.2009

    Adrian Hayes and two Canadians, Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe, will attempt to traverse Greenland unsupported using powerkites.

  • Hubert at the Humboldt

    Hubert at the Humboldt

    success - from 20.04.2009 to 06.05.2009

    Together with a member of the NRDC (Natural Resources Defence Council), Larry Hunt, Alain Hubert has gone to the Humboldt Glacier (in Greenland, the biggest glacier of the world) in order to take a closer look at the effects of global warming where they are the most discernable.

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