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.
abandoned - from 15.04.2009 to 15.05.2009
Two young ones from the Channel Islands, Steve Wright and Simon Elmont, will cross one of the largest ice caps in the world on Greenland, the worlds largest Island.
ongoing - from 06.04.2009 to 25.07.2009
French adventurer Charles Hedrich (51) is to attempt to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole, taking less than a year in the process. His route will take him through Europe, West Africa and South America.
success - from 15.03.2009 to 15.06.2009
The expedition will start from the corner of the airport in Kangerlussuaq (in Sønderstrøm Fjord) and finish at a small village nearby Isortoq on the other side of the land.
ongoing - from 15.03.2009 to 25.06.2009
A distance at about 3500 km will be covered by the two participants of this expedirion, Danish Erik Bruun Jørgensen and Jesper Melin Ganc-Petersen, over 3-4 months across Greenland. Only by sledge, skis and kites.
success - from 05.03.2009 to 20.06.2009
On March 1, 2009 a trio of polar explorers led by Lonnie Dupre will begin an epic 600 mile ski journey from Ward Hunt Island, Canada to the North Pole in the footsteps of Robert E. Peary.
abandoned - from 04.03.2009 to 16.06.2009
Early March 2009, Briton Christina Franco (43) will attempt to complete the first female solo expedition to the North Pole. The 775 km journey from Ward Hunt in northern Canada will be undertaken on foot pulling supplies including food and fuel on a sled.
success - from 03.03.2009 to 20.06.2009
John Huston (32, Chicago) and Tyler Fisher (34, Minnesota) will try the trek Ward Hunt North Pole. They want to be the first Americans to walk unsupported to the North Pole. They passionately pursue challenge in order to engage life to their full potential.
ongoing - from 01.03.2009 to 20.06.2009
For their own pleasure and satisfaction, Emma Simonsson (26, Sweden),Â Vera Simonsson (28, Sweden), Ingbjoerg Tollefsen (27, Norway) and Kristin Folsland Olsen (28, Norway) have deceided to go for an 80 days unusual trek on Baffin Island.
scheduled - from 01.03.2009 to 20.06.2009
In 2009, Eric Larsen will begin an unprecedented journey to the top, bottom and roof of the world. During a continuous 365-day period, Larsen will mount major expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest, the South Pole and North Pole. This feat has never been completed in one year. To date, only 15 people (no Americans) in history have been to all three poles'.
abandoned - from 28.02.2009 to 20.06.2009
This scientific endeavour begins in early February 2009. The expedition is being led by highly experienced polar explorer Pen Hadow. Accompanying him will be Ann Daniels, one of the world's foremost female polar explorers and Martin Hartley, leading expedition photographer.