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.

  • Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

    Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

    postponed - from 15.11.2007 to 25.01.2008

    This far-reaching international project is spread over a period of two years. It aims to explore the eastern part of the Antarctic continent and to study the various climate changes that have taken place over the past in this part of the world so that scientists can better understand what is going on now.

  • Expedition Antarctica

    Expedition Antarctica

    success - from 05.11.2007 to 25.01.2008

    The Swiss lady, Evelyne Binsack, 39-year-old mountaineer and helicopter pilot, is endeavouring to get to the South Pole from Switzerland, by a mixture of cycling, walking, skiing and sledging. A journey of 28,000 km that she wants to complete in 16 months.

  • The Arctic Voice

    The Arctic Voice

    success - from 04.07.2007 to 30.10.2007

    After W. Steger's expedition 'Global Warming 101', here is another arctic expedition which aims to sail through the North West Passage and visit the most remote settlements of the Inuit people.

  • Total Pole Airship

    Total Pole Airship

    postponed - from 15.04.2007 to 15.06.2008

    Jean-Louis Etienne is getting ready for a new adventure. After his expedition to Clipperton with the aim of drawing up a report on the state of nature of this unknown atoll, the renowned French explorer returns to the North Pole.

  • Wide Arctic

    Wide Arctic

    success - from 15.03.2007 to 18.04.2007

    Wide Arctic is a travel on the east coast of Baffin Island, in northern Canada. This trek serves to support an educational program aiming to introduce children aged 10 to 12 to global warming and sustainable development.

  • North Pole Quest

    North Pole Quest

    success - from 03.03.2007 to 30.04.2007

    Richard Weber, Iain Morpeth and Adrian Hayes are attempting the trek Ward Hunt - geographical North Pole, with one resupply (march until end of April).

  • Arctic Ocean 2007

    Arctic Ocean 2007

    abandoned - from 01.03.2007 to 31.05.2007

    Famous female explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen are on the move again. This time, they will attempt an unsupported trek from Ward Hunt to the North Pole.

  • Mars North Pole Solo

    Mars North Pole Solo

    abandoned - from 01.03.2007 to 31.05.2007

    In March 2007, British female explorer Rosie Stancer will fly to Ward Hunt Island on the northern tip of Canada and set off on her epic journey across the frozen Arctic Ocean. She wants to be the first woman in the world to walk solo to the North Pole.

  • The Arctic Arc

    The Arctic Arc

    success - from 01.03.2007 to 01.07.2007

    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.

  • Global Warming 101 Expedition

    Global Warming 101 Expedition

    success - from 24.02.2007 to 05.06.2007

    Educators and explorers Will Steger, John Stetson, Elizabeth Andre and Abby Fenton will join four Inuit hunters on a 1200-mile,four-month-long dogsled expedition across the Canadian Arctic's Baffin Island.

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