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.

  • Centacare Antarctic Challenge

    Centacare Antarctic Challenge

    success - from 10.12.2006 to 01.01.2007

    A team of four Australians (Duncan Chessel, Robert North, Peter Weeks and Robert Jackson) aims to be first ever climbing from sea level to the summit of Mount Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica.

  • Team N2i - Novo to Inaccessibility Antarctic Expedition

    Team N2i - Novo to Inaccessibility Antarctic Expedition

    success - from 04.12.2006 to 19.01.2007

    British Rory Sweet (37), Henry Cookson (29), Rupert Longsden (31) and their guide Paul Landry (51), will depart from the Russian scientific base Novolazarevskaya to try to reach the pole of Inacessiblitiy (the exact center of the continent and the furthest point from the coast).

  • Don’t Just Dream - John Wilton Davies’ South Pole solo expedition

    Don’t Just Dream - John Wilton Davies’ South Pole solo expedition

    abandoned - from 26.11.2006 to 25.01.2007

    John Wilton Davies (44), a British businessman and father of two children will try to walk from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole, solo and unsupported. That's quite a challenge for a man having no previous polar experience. He has covered the cost of the expedition himself and all donations he gets benefits the Cancerbackup charity.

  • Erasmus Expedition

    Erasmus Expedition

    success - from 25.11.2006 to 17.01.2007

    Correnè Erasmus-Coetzer, an ex-teacher who likes to be outdoors and love to travel to remote places, wants to become the first South African and African woman to ski from Hercules Inlet (80°S) to the Geographic South Pole.

  • South Pole Solo 2006-2007

    South Pole Solo 2006-2007

    success - from 19.11.2006 to 28.12.2006

    Starting in November 2006, Hannah McKeand will attempt to ski the 730 miles separating Hercules Inlet (80°S) from the South Pole, solo and unsupported. Before the expedition, Hannah will land at Patriot Hills early November and practice for two weeks on the ice. The plan is to set a new record and reach the Pole in around 40 days.

  • Southern Reach

    Southern Reach

    abandoned - from 12.11.2006 to 23.12.2006

    Southern Reach is the Royal Air Force expedition to the geographic South Pole. 7 British Royal Air Force men will attempt to reach the Geographic South Pole unsupported, using the classic route from Hercules Inlet.

  • Polar Quest South Pole Expedition

    Polar Quest South Pole Expedition

    success - from 12.11.2006 to 21.01.2007

    Starting in November 2006, a team of the Royal Navy & Marines will attempt a 2600 km ski and kiting trek, from Hercules Inlet to South Pole and back.

  • Thermal Heart NZ Antarctic Expedition

    Thermal Heart NZ Antarctic Expedition

    abandoned - from 01.11.2006 to 02.01.2007

    New Zealanders Kevin Biggar (37) and Jamie Fitzgerald (26) aim to ski from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole and back without any resupplies. If they succeed, it would be the first time such a trip has been done without airdrops or resupplying at the Pole.

  • South Pole Solo - Mark Evison

    South Pole Solo - Mark Evison

    postponed - from 01.11.2006

    British Mark Evison (24) aims to become the youngest person in history to have walked to the South Pole, solo and unsupported.

  • Extreme South

    Extreme South

    postponed - from 01.11.2006

    Extreme South is an expedition to the South Pole, leaving in 2008, that will see two Doctors, one of whom will be the first diabetic to make the journey to the South Pole and beyond unsupported.


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The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

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25.10.2012

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