The Arctic Arc

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.


Here ar the sponsors making the "The Arctic Arc" expedition possible:

  • Rolex



    Since the 1930s, Rolex has supported outstanding personalities in the fields of sports and exploration. As of 1933, the Himalayan expeditions that set out to conquer Everest were equipped with Oyster Perpetual watches, including the successful ascent led by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. As of the 1960s, Rolex forged privileged relationships with polar explorers such…

  • CMB Bocimar

    CMB Bocimar


    CMB, Compagnie Maritime Belge, is a maritime group with its registered offices in Antwerp. The company was founded in 1895. Its shares are quoted on Euronext. The CMB share is included in the Next 150 index and is also part of the NextPrime index. Through Bocimar, CMB is represented in the transport of dry bulk cargo. Bocimar operates a modern…

  • Mumm



    For nigh on two centuries, the history of G.H. Mumm has been a human adventure driven by the passion of the men who built the company. Exploring and travelling to the four corners of the earth, the company's founders such as Georges Herman Mumm have handed down this taste for the exceptional which over the decades has been spiced with…

  • Galler



    Jean Galler was born in the desserts... He discovered the pleasure of working butter and cream in the family cake shop founded by his grandfather in 1930. Today, it is with a team of 80 people that he conceives, develops and markets his products. Today, Galler is present on the whole Belgian market. The company also has its own network…

  • Polar View

    Polar View


    Due to an ongoing collaboration with the European Space Agency and Polar View, the International Polar Foundation and the Arctic Arc Expedition have regularly been receiving satellite images of the route taken by the Expedition from Leif Toudal Pedersen of the Danish National Space Center, also a member of Polar View. As an earth observation (EO) or satellite remote-sensing program…

  • European Space Agency

    European Space Agency


    The European Space Agency is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. ESA has 17 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope…

  • Haglöfs



    Where would we be without friends? Haglöfs Friends are our own informal but highly qualified test patrol. A select group of extreme climbers, certified mountain guides, pole explorers and multisport athletes who get to do preliminary testing of our products under the toughest possible conditions. Alain Hubert is one of them. Sometimes our friends are satisfied with our creations. Just…

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