Antarctic Ice Expedition
Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are aiming to try a new world record, going for a round Antarctica and anticlockwise voyage (non motorized and in complete autonomy) on a 6.000 km distance.
Below are all the news we published about the Antarctic Ice Expedition expedition
Published on 04.02.2012
Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour have decided to give up their wind propelled adventure. Their communiqué says that the approaching winter weather brings increasingly unstable conditions. At this moment their current location still guarantees a safe pickup.
Published on 01.02.2012
With the triple digits distances done almost every day since a week now, Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour have succeeded to break the world record of the longest distance established in Antarctica.
Published on 23.01.2012
Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour are back to the triple digits distances. This brings them to talk about quadruple digits distances. A titan voyage !
Published on 22.01.2012
Setting a new time zone means sleeping (or resting) during the day and kiting (or skiing) at night. Here is why the Belgian adventurers have taken such a decision.
Published on 17.01.2012
Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour do have a frustrating time these last days. Because the winds are not favorable and they still are so far away from Novo !
Published on 15.01.2012
The Belgians are stuck in an area of the Antarctic that is for the most part windless. They still have a month travel to go. And still they have an unspeakable amount of kilometeres to cover before returning to the belgian PEA station.
Published on 11.01.2012
For some days to come, the daily updates Dixie and Sam were used to sent us through the Iridium staphone and that pleased us so much, will be interrupted. Their battery power for electronic devices has reached a critical stage.
Published on 05.01.2012
Although the sastrugis fields are not behind them yet, Dixie and Sam are more and more in the flow of their voyage. Everything just seems to happen. "It's a very special feeling to surrender to it all..." (Sam).
Published on 01.01.2012
Unexpected good luck for Belgians Dansercoer and Deltour: winds came back gently, the terrain is 'heavenly' marvellous, great meteorologists give them the right course to follow, at the Pole they were complimented for their healthy looks ... What better could you hope for ?
Published on 28.12.2011
After the South Pole the belgian pair had to curve a bit their itineray towards east, because of an 'abnormal' direction of the winds (compared with the ones of mathematical models). Then they prefered to stay in the tent and to await better kiting conditions.
Published on 22.12.2011
After F. Aston and Ousland's clients (the ones coming from Axel Heiberg not the the last 2 degrees group), the Antarctic Ice Expedition is the third one to reach the Pole these last two days (on 21 December). But Dixie and Sam have still a lot to travel.
Published on 19.12.2011
18 December was an epic day : everything seemed to be perfectly tuned to achieve a great distance. Result : 151 kms on Dixie & Sam's counter for a 12 hours kite. Almost faster than EWR cars and anyway more than a degree done.
Published on 13.12.2011
On 11 December, the Belgians had an unexpected encounter with the trails of vehicles and a fuel depot. Extreme World Races competition had gone through this place...
Published on 09.12.2011
Belgians Dixie and Sam thought they were done with the satrugis. No way ! Here they come again : carpeted on the slopes of the small hills of the pit formations which the duo meets on its way.
Published on 05.12.2011
Brillant feat : Sam and Dixie have made a toast to celebrate the first excellent day of the trip, with 109 km on the counter !
Published on 02.12.2011
Even if the two Belgians can now use their kites almost every day, they do not progress as fast as they would like to.
Published on 28.11.2011
On 22 November, Belgians Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour have been re-deposited on the ice and have re-started the Antarctic Ice Expedition.
Published on 19.11.2011
Dixie Dansercoer and Sam Deltour have been successfully evacuated from their campsite by ALCI logistics.
Published on 15.11.2011
Dixie had to take a difficult decision yesterday as the weather conditions were not safe enough for the team : tandem will go back by air to Novo and choose a new starting point.
Published on 11.11.2011
Altitude sickness, bad weather, snow storms, general fatigue... Dixie Dansercoer and mate Sam Deltour had hoped for a better start.
Published on 08.11.2011
That's Belgian Dixie Dansercoer who is speaking. They had a bit of delay getting to Russian base and ALCI Airbase Novolazarevskaia, flying from CapeTown. But finally expedition started ok : on 7 November both men were dropped on the plateau.