Dansercoer Dixie (Belgium)

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Dansercoer Dixie

Dansercoer Dixie

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Born in 1962 in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. Married to Julie Brown. Father of four children: Jasper, Evelien, Thijs and Robin.


  • Spent one year as an AFS exchange student in Moscow, Idaho, USA, 1980.
  • Completed his studies as an interpreter/ translator in Ghent, Belgium, 1984.
  • Two Round The World trips West to East and East to West, 1984-1986
  • Belgian windsurfing champion in the wave-riding discipline, 1987.
  • Climbing expedition Cho Oyu, Tibet, 1990.
  • Mount Kenya climb, N/E and S/W faces, Kenya, 1991.
  • World record holder (Guinness record) altitude mountain biking, Teide, Tenerife, 1991.
  • Winter ascent Mont Blanc, France, 1992.
  • Mount Fuji winter ascent, Japan, 1992.
  • Ironman (full triathlon) finisher, Australia and Belgium, 1993.
  • Organiser and participant "Karakoram Bike Adventure", 1200km through Pakistan and China, 1994.
  • Second place finisher Ultramarathon "La Transardennaise", 160 km, Belgium, 1994.
  • Polar trek Langjökul Glacier, Iceland, 1995.
  • Mount Cameroon climb, Cameroon, 1995.
  • Trans-Greenland expedition with Alain Hubert, 700 km on skis with powerkites, 1995.
  • Alpamayo trek and ascent Mount Pisco, Peru, 1996.
  • Mount Everest climb (camp two) and ascent of Island Peak, 1996.
  • Polar trek Spitsbergen, Svalbard, 1997.
  • South Through The Pole: Crossing of the Antarctic continent with Alain Hubert, World premier: 4000 km skis and with revolutionary powerkites, including scientific research, 1997-98.
  • Antarctica 2000: Ascent of Mount Vinson with Julie Brown and polar trek Ellsworth Mountain Range with Rudy Van Snick, 2000.
  • The Ultimate Arctic Crossing: Attempted traverse of the Arctic Ocean from Siberia to Canada. With Alain Hubert. 69 days in autonomy. February - May 2002.
  • Barcelona Marathon, April 2003.
  • Sierre-Zinal Mountain Running Race, Switzerland, August 2003.
  • Les Templiers 65 kilometer mountain race, Nants, France, October 2003.
  • Bering Strait Odyssey: Attempt to cross the Bering Strait from Alaska to Siberia and back. With Troy Henkels. March - April 2005.
  • 100 km running race Bornem Belgium: 3rd place finisher, August 2006 Publications
  • "Zwevend over de IJskap, Trans-Greensland Expedition 1995", Ganda Publications (Dutch)
  • "Nothing is Real, account of the mishaps during the Everest Expedition 1996", selfpublished (Dutch)
  • "In the Teeth of the Wind, South Through The Pole Expedition 1998", Publisher Van Halewyck (Dutch, French, English)
  • "Hands of Ice, Hearts of Fire" 2000
  • "Shades of White, Antarctica 2000 Expedition", Publisher Van Halewyck (Dutch, French, English)
  • "Chaos on the Ice", attempt to cross the Arctic Ocean from Siberia to Canada 2002, Publisher Van Halewyck (Dutch, English and French)
  • "Een Passie Moet Je Volgen", motivational book, co-author Julie Brown 2002, Publisher Van Halewyck (Dutch)
  • "Milestones", artistic interactive workbook, together with Julie Brown and photographer Herman Vanaerschot, December 2003 (English and Dutch)
  • "Swept Away, adrift between Alaska and Siberia", Publisher Lannoo 2005. Book about the Bering Strait Odyssey 2005 (English and Dutch)


  • "Het Laatste Kontinent" (1997-1998)
  • Sportimonium & Barometermuseum

Prizes won

  • First prize at the Mountain Film Festival, Trento Italy, for In the Teeth of the Wind 1998
  • First prize "La Toison d'Or du film d'aventure", Dijon France, for antarctica.org 1999
  • Klauwaert prize, recognition for representing the Flemish community in exceptional manner 2003

Ambassadorial functions

  • Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Belgium
  • Ambassador for Switzerland Tourism (Mountains and Nature)
  • Job@ ambassador (VUM Media Group)


  • Honorary citizen of Lubbeek, Belgium
  • Honorary citizen of Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • Honorary citizen of Huldenberg, Belgium
  • Awarded by His Majesty King Albert II the title of High Officer in the Order of the Crown


  • Patron of the Humboldt-penguins in the Sea Life Centre in Blankenberge, Belgium (2003)
  • Patron of the first Mt. Blanc expedition led by one-legged climber Kristien Smet (2003)
  • Patronage of the Agonquin Winter Crossing
  • Patron of the 2007 Umicore Solar Team

Member of

  • the EOS magazine (American Scientific) advisory committee.
  • the Swiss Alpine Club
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