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.

  • Christina Franco North Pole Solo

    Christina Franco North Pole Solo

    abandoned - from 04.03.2009 to 16.06.2009

    Early March 2009, Briton Christina Franco (43) will attempt to complete the first female solo expedition to the North Pole. The 775 km journey from Ward Hunt in northern Canada will be undertaken on foot pulling supplies including food and fuel on a sled.

  • Victorinox North Pole 09 Expedition

    Victorinox North Pole 09 Expedition

    success - from 03.03.2009 to 20.06.2009

    John Huston (32, Chicago) and Tyler Fisher (34, Minnesota) will try the trek Ward Hunt North Pole. They want to be the first Americans to walk unsupported to the North Pole. They passionately pursue challenge in order to engage life to their full potential.

  • Baffin Babes

    Baffin Babes

    ongoing - from 01.03.2009 to 20.06.2009

    For their own pleasure and satisfaction, Emma Simonsson (26, Sweden), Vera Simonsson (28, Sweden), Ingbjoerg Tollefsen (27, Norway) and Kristin Folsland Olsen (28, Norway) have deceided to go for an 80 days unusual trek on Baffin Island.

  • Save the Poles 2009

    Save the Poles 2009

    scheduled - from 01.03.2009 to 20.06.2009

    In 2009, Eric Larsen will begin an unprecedented journey to the top, bottom and roof of the world. During a continuous 365-day period, Larsen will mount major expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest, the South Pole and North Pole. This feat has never been completed in one year. To date, only 15 people (no Americans) in history have been to all three ‘poles'.

  • Catlin Arctic Survey

    Catlin Arctic Survey

    abandoned - from 28.02.2009 to 20.06.2009

    This scientific endeavour begins in early February 2009. The expedition is being led by highly experienced polar explorer Pen Hadow. Accompanying him will be Ann Daniels, one of the world's foremost female polar explorers and Martin Hartley, leading expedition photographer.

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