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.

  • Crossing the Arctic Ocean

    Crossing the Arctic Ocean

    abandoned - from 25.06.2011 to

    A team of frenchmen is going to try to make the entire traverse of the Arctic Ocean during the summer months. A special catamaran has been built for this unique adventure.

  • Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole

    Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole

    success - from 22.04.2011 to

    Swedish adventurer Johan Ernst Nilson has just started a unique journey : crossing the entire globe from North Pole to South Pole.

  • Pole to Pole Run

    Pole to Pole Run

    success - from 22.04.2011 to

    Multiple world record holder for endurance running Pat Farmer (48) is on the road again. This time, he is tackling the great run North Pole -> South Pole to raise funds for the Red Cross.

  • North 3

    North 3

    postponed - from 22.02.2011 to

    For the third time, Ben Saunders tries to set a new world speed record from Ward Hunt Island to the Geographic North Pole.

  • Walking with the wounded

    Walking with the wounded

    success - from 22.02.2011 to

    The aim of this expedition is to successfully reach the North Pole with four wounded soldiers which will make them the first amputees to reach the Pole.

  • Polar Flight 90

    Polar Flight 90

    abandoned - from 20.02.2011 to

    Last year, Art Mortvedt had to resechedule his flight to the North Pole. This spring, he and his favorite Cessna the Polar Pumpkin are ready and they go for it...

  • North Pole 2011

    North Pole 2011

    postponed - from 19.02.2011 to

    This is the third part of a three poles challenge. After having already summiting Mt Everest and walking 1140 km to the South Pole (2008), the Irish adventurers are trying the classical trek Ward Hunt - North Pole.

  • Northern Exposure 2011

    Northern Exposure 2011

    postponed - from 19.02.2011 to

    Two RAF officers Matt Stowers and Jules Weeks are trying the classical trek Ward Hunt North Pole. They want also to raise money and increase awareness for Combat Stress.

  • Polo Nord 2011

    Polo Nord 2011

    postponed - from 18.02.2011 to

    After his abandon last year on 13 April (2010), Italian adventurer Michele Portrandolfo is trying the same itinerary to North Pole this spring. Still solo and unassisted.

  • Avannaq 2011

    Avannaq 2011

    scheduled - from 14.02.2011 to

    A 4.500 miles sailing journey from Granville (France) to Uummannaq (Greenland). To celebrate the friendship between two towns, two countries and two populations.

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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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