This section is featuring the latest news regarding adventure in the polar regions and from the expeditions we are following closely.
Published on 19.02.2013 - The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)
As the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means, as well as the first to cross Antarctica on foot, British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is no stranger to setting new world records. Soon to turn 69, Sir Ranulph is currently on an expedition to accomplish a another world first: he and the rest of his six-member team will spend six months crossing the entire continent during the austral winter. Dubbed The Coldest Journey, this expedition will be the first attempt at crossing the entire continent of Antarctica during the winter, when there is no…
Published on 18.02.2013 - The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)
Before the real start of the expedition (21 March), the team has an important mission : to leave with all the vehicles and the material towards the Antarctic plateau in order to make a fuel deposit far from the coast.
Published on 29.01.2013 - The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)
Fiennes' important expedition is almost ready to start. The ship SA Agulhas with tons of material on board arrived at Crown Bay on 21 January. On 30 January, they were almost finished with the unloading of all the expedition's material and more than 400 drums of fuel.
Published on 29.01.2013 - Subglacial Lake Ellsworth (British scientists & engineers)
According to the british researchers in charge of the project "Subglacial Lake Ellsworth", circumstances have not worked out as they would have wished ; therefore they took the decision to stop the drilling. For the time being.
Published on 29.01.2013 - Solo Across the Frozen Wilderness (A. Linsdau)
This young San Diego resident, Aaron Linsdau (38), wanted to become the first American to complete, solo and without any means of assistances (no kites), the classical Hercules Inlet -> South Pole trek - 1 450 miles trip.
Published on 28.01.2013 - Solo on the classical Hercules Inlet - South Pole (Richard Parks)
On 25 January, after having walked solo 974 kils out of the total distance of 1 200 kils that exists between Hercules Inlet and the SP, Briton R. Parks has announced that he had to abandon his South Pole Ski expedition. One of the most difficult decisions he had to make. All polar explorers agree on this setback
Published on 28.01.2013 - The Dark Ice Project (A. Hibbert & J. Miles)
Bad luck for the british pair: after not even a week of progression on the Greenland seaice along the west coast, Justin Miles became seriously ill. In order not to put his life in danger, the decision had to be taken: return asap to Quaanaaq and cancel all further operations.
Published on 26.12.2012 - Solo on the classical Hercules Inlet - South Pole (Richard Parks)
Richard Parks has begun his trek Hercules Inlet - South Pole on 18 December. The climbing out of Hercules Inlet was rather tough, according to Richard's blog.
Published on 26.12.2012 - The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)
Although the team is not on the spot yet, 'The Coldest Journey' has already begun with the transportation on board SA Agulhas of all the expedition material to Antarctica.
Published on 26.11.2012 - The Coldest Journey (Sir Ranulph Fiennes & Team)
One seldom speaks about the preparation of the polar expeditions. Nevertheless these long years dedicated to the finalising of the material are of the highest importance for the success of the project. Here, the testing of The Coldest Journey' material.