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.

  • North South Solo Expedition -Leg 2

    North South Solo Expedition -Leg 2

    success - from 02.04.2012

    This year, explorer Mark Wood will attempt to be the first adventurer to ski -solo and totally unsupported-  to both South and North Pole consecutively.

  • Antarctic Ice Expedition

    Antarctic Ice Expedition

    abandoned - from 11.12.2011

    Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are aiming to try a new world record, going for a round Antarctica and anticlockwise voyage (non motorized and in complete autonomy) on a 6.000 km distance.

  • Helen’s Polar Challenge (Ski, Kite & Bike)

    Helen’s Polar Challenge (Ski, Kite & Bike)

    success - from 08.12.2011

    BBC TV "Blue Peter" young presenter Helen Skelton (28) has decided to become the first person ever to reach the South Pole using skis, kites and a bike to get there.

  • The South Pole : Solo but not Alone

    The South Pole : Solo but not Alone

    success - from 03.12.2011

    On 20th November 2011, Howard Fairbank is scheduled to fly to a point 82'10"S 065'00"W on the Ronne Ice Shelf. This is the official, 'edge of continent', called Messner start point, named after the famous Italian mountaineer and explorer, Reinhold Messner who in November 1989, almost accidently established this start point and the route to the Pole.

  • South Pole 1911-2011, Two Men One Goal

    South Pole 1911-2011, Two Men One Goal

    success - from 09.11.2011

    Two catalan adventurers, Albert Bosch and Carles Gel, are going to ski from Hercules Inlet to South Pole ; they want to be in SP before 14 December.

  • The Scott Amundsen Centenary Race

    The Scott Amundsen Centenary Race

    success - from 04.11.2011

    The Scott Amundsen Centenary Race is a charity expedition which aims to commemorate Scott and Amundsen's historic voyage to the South Pole 100 years ago.

  • South Pole 1911-2011 NPI

    South Pole 1911-2011 NPI

    success - from 03.11.2011

    Four Norwegian adventurers chosen by the Norwegian Polar Institue (NPI) are retracing Amundsen’s route, taking the same amount of time as Amundsen’s expedition, and trying to reach the southernmost point on Earth on 14 December 2011, arriving 100 years to the day after Amundsen.

  • Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice

    Cas & Jonesy : Crossing the Ice

    success - from 03.11.2011

    Two Australians Justin Jones and James Castrission will trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, without assistance of any kind. Their expedition will raise funds for 'You Can', a fundraising campaign to build specialized youth cancer centres across Australia.

  • The South Pole Jubilee Expedition

    The South Pole Jubilee Expedition

    success - from 31.10.2011

    The South Pole Jubilee Expedition will follow Amundsen’s route to the Pole (starting at the bottom of the Axel Heiberg glacier), arriving exactly 100 years later on the 14th December 2011.

  • South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite

    South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite

    success - from 31.10.2011

    Famous polar explorer Richard Weber together with Josée Auclair are taking clients to an unsupported trek to the South Pole from Messner Start (Filchner Ice Shelf) (900 km) with the return by kite-skiing.

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