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.

  • Wings over Greenland

    Wings over Greenland

    ongoing - from 05.05.2008 to 15.07.2008

    A team of three sportsmen (two Frenchmen and a German) are trying to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland from South to North.

  • Notice Expedition

    Notice Expedition

    ongoing - from 01.05.2008 to 01.07.2008

    After having crossed Greenland from east to west last year, the three gentlemen from Holland, Joep Bovens (34), Eric Schlameisen (39) and Phimip De Roo (23), will be attempting to cross the island from south to north this spring.

  • Greenland Northward Expedition 2008

    Greenland Northward Expedition 2008

    ongoing - from 15.04.2008 to 05.07.2008

    Two gentlemen from Finland, Pete Makela (38) and Pete Vourenmaa (42), are going to attempt to cross Greenland from south to north. They will be doing so with the help of powerkites.

  • New “handisport” adventure

    New “handisport” adventure

    success - from 30.03.2008 to 20.04.2008

    Between 12th April and 5th May, a handicapped adventurer and two French students will strap on their cross-country skis and cover 200 km about a thousand kilometres away from the North Pole. They will attempt to scale Newtontoppen, a peak situated to the north-east of Longyearbyen, the capital of Spitsbergen.

  • The TisoTransGreenland Expedition

    The TisoTransGreenland Expedition

    ongoing - from 21.03.2008 to

    Two young British adventurers, Alex Hibbert (22) and George Bullard (19), are attempting to make a double, out-and-back, crossing of Greenland.

  • North Pole Speed Record

    North Pole Speed Record

    abandoned - from 20.03.2008 to 30.04.2008

    This spring, the British adventurer Ben Saunders will be trying to break the speed record on the traditional Ward Hunt-North Pole route. He's hoping that the feat will take no more than thirty days.

  • 2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition

    2008 Ellesmere Island Expedition

    ongoing - from 15.03.2008 to 01.06.2008

    In March 2008, six emerging leaders, ages 21–28 from four countries, including the US, Norway, Great Britain and Canada, will join Will Steger on a 1,400 mile dogsled expedition across Ellesmere Island, in collaboration with National Geographic Society, the International Polar Year, Extreme Ice Survey and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

  • Solo North Pole 2008

    Solo North Pole 2008

    abandoned - from 07.03.2008 to 10.06.2008

    Hannah McKeand has set herself the goal of becoming the first woman to succeed in covering the route between Ward Hunt and the North Pole (415 nautical miles) solo. The plucky Briton has also decided to attempt her trek entirely unaided with no external re-supplies.

  • Vanco Arctic Survey

    Vanco Arctic Survey

    postponed - from 15.02.2008 to 15.06.2008

    Next spring, the Vanco Arctic Survey Team consisting of the renowned british explorer and guide Pen Hadow, the equally famous polar explorer Ann Daniels and the photographer Martin Hartley, will be setting out on a 120-day crossing of the Arctic pack-ice, covering 2000 km. They will leave in February 2008 from Point Barrow in Alaska and aim to reach the North Pole by June.

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