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.

  • Arctic Calling

    Arctic Calling

    success - from 05.06.2009 to 30.07.2009

    French skipper Thierry Fabing is attempting to make another crossing of the fabled North-West Passage accompanied by a number of friends aboard his sloop Baloum Gwen (the White Whale in Breton).

  • Kite Greenland 2009

    Kite Greenland 2009

    success - from 02.06.2009 to 25.07.2009

    Two Norwegians, Hugo Rolf Hansen and Bjorn Einar Bjartnes, have set out on what they intend to be a fun adventure across the Greenland icecap. They are planning to complete a crossing from south to north, starting from Narsaq and finishing in Quaanaaq (Thulé).

  • TAE57-58 Fuchs Foundation

    TAE57-58 Fuchs Foundation

    success - from 01.05.2009 to 25.06.2009

    Following their last year experience (see our coverage) and waiting for the next expedition in the Antarctic, the Fuchs Foundation is on the move again. This time, four teachers are going to experience immense challenges in a dangerous and extreme environment in Arctic.

  • Emirates NBD Greenland Quest

    Emirates NBD Greenland Quest

    success - from 25.04.2009 to 31.08.2009

    Adrian Hayes and two Canadians, Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe, will attempt to traverse Greenland unsupported using powerkites.

  • Hubert at the Humboldt

    Hubert at the Humboldt

    success - from 20.04.2009 to 06.05.2009

    Together with a member of the NRDC (Natural Resources Defence Council), Larry Hunt, Alain Hubert has gone to the Humboldt Glacier (in Greenland, the biggest glacier of the world) in order to take a closer look at the effects of global warming where they are the most discernable.

  • Greenland 2009 (East-West)

    Greenland 2009 (East-West)

    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.

  • From the North Pole to the South Pole…

    From the North Pole to the South Pole…

    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.

  • Greenland 2009 (West-East)

    Greenland 2009 (West-East)

    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.

  • Thule to Thule

    Thule to Thule

    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.

  • Peary Centennial North Pole Expedition

    Peary Centennial North Pole Expedition

    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.

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