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.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


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The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

Antarctic 2012-2013 - ongoing

25.10.2012

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is back in the Antarctic for a world first. He will lead a team of explorers to conquer…



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