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.

  • The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

    The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)

    ongoing - from 25.10.2012

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes is back in the Antarctic for a world first. He will lead a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing the Antarctic in winter.

  • Solo on the classical Hercules Inlet - South Pole (Richard Parks)

    Solo on the classical Hercules Inlet - South Pole (Richard Parks)

    abandoned - from 25.10.2012

    After having retired from international rugby because of an injury, welshman Richard Parks has become the first person to succeed in reaching the seven summits as well as both North and South Poles in less than one year.

  • Solo Across the Frozen Wilderness (A. Linsdau)

    Solo Across the Frozen Wilderness (A. Linsdau)

    abandoned - from 23.10.2012

    A young San Diego resident, adventurer Aaron Linsdau (38), wants to become the first American to complete, solo and without any means of assistances (no kites), the classical Hercules Inlet -> South Pole trek - 1 450 miles trip.

  • Subglacial Lake Ellsworth (British scientists & engineers)

    Subglacial Lake Ellsworth (British scientists & engineers)

    postponed - from 22.10.2012

    In December 2012, a group of British scientists and engineers plan to drill through 3 kil of ice into a buried lake called subglacial Lake Ellsworth. They aim to search for life forms in the isolated water as well as clues to past climate in the lake-bed sediments. This is an amazing project and one of the highlights of our austral summer season.

  • The Dark Ice Project (A. Hibbert & J. Miles)

    The Dark Ice Project (A. Hibbert & J. Miles)

    abandoned - from 22.10.2012

    Britons Alex Hibbert (polar photographer, 26) and Justin Miles (writer, lecturer and management consultant to sports and fitness organisations, 39) are planing a two-phase expedition. Their aim: reaching the North Pole from Greenland, unsupported, and during winter. They should leave from Qaanaaq mid-December. 

  • Journey South (Kasim Rafiq)

    Journey South (Kasim Rafiq)

    scheduled - from 21.10.2012

    Young University of Edinburgh student Kasim Rafiq (22, bord in Livingston) aims to become the youngest Briton to conquer the South Pole. Unassisted and unsupported, meaning without resupply and without any kind of powerkites whatsoever.

  • 2012 South Georgia (K.F. Olsen with M. & V. Simmonsson)

    2012 South Georgia (K.F. Olsen with M. & V. Simmonsson)

    success - from 20.10.2012

    Three adventurous Norwegian women are heading south to undertake the crossing of the sub antarctic island of South Georgia. They will travel by ski. 

  • Arctic Return Adventure Tour

    Arctic Return Adventure Tour

    success - from 28.06.2012

    This adventure is based on the Fridtjof Nansen/Fram odyssey -if the famous Norwegian explorer had reached the North Pole with his companion Hjalmar Johansen, he surely would have decided to proceed to Spitzbergen. That's the route Norwegian Audun Tholfsen and his Estonian friend Timo Palo want to try. To try the historical plan what never became completed. 

  • North South Solo Expedition -Leg 2

    North South Solo Expedition -Leg 2

    success - from 02.04.2012

    This year, explorer Mark Wood will attempt to be the first adventurer to ski -solo and totally unsupported-  to both South and North Pole consecutively.

  • North Pole 2012

    North Pole 2012

    abandoned - from 15.03.2012

    Norwegian adventurers Mads Agerup & Rune Midtgaard plan to reach the North Pole unsupported and unassisted from the Canadian coastline in approximately 30 days. If the objective is reached, the expedition will be the fastest team ever to trek unsupported from the Canadian coastline to the North Pole.

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