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From 01.03.2007 to 01.07.2007 - Status: success

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To celebrate the International Polar year 2007-2008, Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer will attempt a traverse from Siberia to Greenland on skis. As part of their journey, they participate in a full educational programme. They also undertake a range of scientific studies, taking measurements and samplings in order to contribute to several polar research institutes.

Up until now, major crossings of the Arctic have traditionally begun at Cape Arktishewski in Siberia, and ended on Ellesmere island. The trajectory planed by Alain Hubert is significantly longer, ending at the southernmost tip of Greenland and requiring them to travel some 4300 km. Such a feat has never before been undertaken in the Arctic.

The expedition started in February 2007, and is expected to last until June 2007. End of February, the team left the icy grounds of Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago and should arrive (if everything goes according to plan) in Narssarssuaq one hundred and ten days later.

As in previous polar expeditions organised by Alain Hubert, this arctic crossing combines:

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