Polar Explorers

This section centralises the names, nationalities and short bios of the polar explorers that have appeared on this website since it was launched in November 1997. Please bear in mind that this section is a work in progress

  • Eaton Kevin

    Eaton Kevin (Great Britain)

    Kevin Eaton was a member of the 'Southern Reach Expedition' (Royal Air Forces). They have attempted in 2006-07 the trek Hercules Inlet - South Pole and had to give up, being at only 101 nautical miles from the Pole.

  • Elkaim Gilles

    Elkaim Gilles (France)

    French explorer Gilles Elkaim is a physicist by training. In 1984, he leaves the confort of civilization for a year's stay in Greenland, integrating himself into the Inuit community, hunting and fishing to feed his 8 sled dogs. His most famous feat : crossing with kayak and sledge, the Eurasian Continent, from Cape North in Norway to Bering Strait. His ambition was to relivethe great migrations of the peoples of the Siberian Arctic. He spent three years on this field.

  • Erasmus Coetzer Correnè

    Erasmus Coetzer Correnè (South Africa)

    Correnè Erasmus-Coetzer (born in 1959) lives in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is an ex-teacher who likes to be outdoors and love to travel to remote places. She has been three times to Antarctica allready.

  • Etienne Jean-Louis

    Etienne Jean-Louis (France)

    French doctor and explorer Jean-Louis Etienne has dedicated his all life to exploration. In 1986, he became the first person to reach the North Pole solo, hauling his own sledge for 63 days. Since then he has led numerous expeditions to polar regions as well as to remote places like the french atoll of Clipperton in the Pacific, where he led a team of researchers to draw up an inventory of biodiversity and produce a report on the state of the marine environment. In 2010, he fulfilled a long-standing dream: to cross the Arctic Ocean in a hot-air balloon.

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