The Great Drift

Four voluntary shipwrecked men are going try to live unsupported for more than a month on a drifting block of polar pack ice that is melting beneath their feet... The objective of this adventure: to preserve the memory of this environment so clearly condemned to disappear.

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Below are all the news we published about the The Great Drift expedition

  • Assessment of the Adventure

    Published on 01.08.2010

    The Robinsons-on-Ice have had to face reality: their idea of letting themselves drift on an ice floe long enough to note the melting of the pack ice with their very own eyes was not entirely achievable. Here, to bring the adventure to an end, is a rapid assessment of their experiment.

  • At the Heart of Chaos

    Published on 21.07.2010

    The Robinsons-on-Ice no longer know which saint to venerate. All the pack ice is breaking up before their very eyes. They’re still however looking for an ice floe that’s big enough for them to live on for a while.

  • Blocked on the Pack Ice

    Published on 13.07.2010

    The four Robinsons-on-Ice have finally packed up and left Tassilaq in their kayaks. But for the moment the overly tight pack ice is keeping them within the Tassilaq basin.

  • The Robinsons Are Waiting

    Published on 07.07.2010

    After a few weeks of radio silence, the people who will be trying to remain a while on a bit of pack ice have reappeared. They were training in Greenland's coastal waters.

  • Arrived On-site

    Published on 21.06.2010

    The four "shipwreck volunteers", who want to let themselves drift on a bit of pack ice, have arrived on-site at Tassilaq, East Greenland. But the conditions are far from ideal.

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