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This section is featuring the latest news regarding adventure in the polar regions and from the expeditions we are following closely.

  • Good weather, bad drift

    Published on 18.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    The good weather is back. But the downside is that the drift is moving the wrong way. This has made the men lose 3km overnight.

  • 20 minutes of happiness

    Published on 17.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    Yesterday, Wednesday, the two men saw the sun appear on the horizon. The display lasted all of twenty minutes. "20 minutes of happiness", said Alain Hubert.

  • They’ve put on their skis again

    Published on 15.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    Since they have set off from the pole (April 26), Dixie and Alain have been obliged to proceed on foot, due to the Arctic chaos. Yesterday, the terrain was slightly better. They were able to put on their skis once again. There is still hope...

  • Progressing at one kilometre an hour

    Published on 12.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    The terrain on which the two men have been progressing since the 88th degree is, despite their unflagging optimism, failing to improve. Yesterday morning, it took them three hours to cover the first three kilometres!

  • Expedition Within The Expedition

    Published on 11.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    The expedition that has to deposit some supplies (the second resupply of the expedition) for Alain and Dixie in the north of Greenland left Brussels the day before yesterday. For the time being, Arnaud Tortel and Didier Goetghebuer are blocked by the storm in Ilulisat, Greenland.

  • Nearly intoxicated!

    Published on 10.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    Panic on the pack ice yesterday evening: the two men nearly got intoxicated, because the stove wasn't working properly.

  • Difficult Calibration Campaign for the EM-Bird

    Published on 09.05.2007 - Total Pole Airship

    The calibration campaign that was envisaged for this Spring 2007 has just been finished by Jean-Louis Etienne and his team prior to the delivery of the airship and its first test flights. The Total Pole Airship's first steps were beset with problems.

  • Avril 2007: New Team, New Start

    Published on 09.05.2007 - Tara Arctic

    After a host of political/administrative difficulties, the Tara crew has finally been able to be replaced. It's a new start for this adventure.

  • Greenland Is Still A Long Way Away

    Published on 08.05.2007 - The Arctic Arc

    Although the expedition's morale is high and its progress is regular, the men are beginning to wonder...

  • A lesson for everyone

    Published on 07.05.2007 - Global Warming 101 Expedition

    After two weeks at Clyde River, the Global Warming 101 exhibition left the area with an important message from the Inuits living in the village. They are now heading for the west coast of Baffin Island.

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