Jelle plans climbing the 7 Summits and reaching them with human power.
19-year-old Chris Hayward will be attempting the first ever full ascent of the Murray River, kayaking solo 2,520 km from sea to source followed by a climb to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. Starting December 2013.
Circumnavigation of South-America 2011-2014. Starting again in September 2012, Freya will head north along the West Coast along the mountainous countries of Peru and Ecuador. After crossing the equator, she’ll pass Colombia, paddles through the Panama Canal, along the rest of Columbia, through Venzuela and end the second stage in Georgetown, Guyana, after another 8,000 km and about eight months of paddling.
Stage three picks up again in September 2013 and takes her past the tropical countries of Suriname, Guayane, Brazil and Uruguay and back south to Buenos Aires, Argentina. She will finish the last 8,000 km stage just in time for her 50th birthday in May 2014. In all, she’ll have paddled along 12 countries, traveled as far south as the 50th latitude and as far north as the 10th, and crossed the equator twice.
2013 to Svalbard and as far North as possible.
Sailing for ever.
A Russian-Ukrainian crew set sail on a 97-foot yacht September 2011 from the Black Sea port of Sevastopol and sailed through Arctic waters to Antarctica
"In 2007, I graduated from Lomonosov’s Moscow State University in the department of Zoology. I specialized in the study of invertebrate animals, with an emphasis on squid brains. Soon after, I began working at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) as a senior laborer. WSBS has a dive station, which is great for all sorts of underwater scientific needs, and after 4 years working there, I became chief of our diving team. I now  organize all WSBS underwater projects and dive by myself with a great pleasure and always with a camera."
In 2012 Yrvind is celebrating his fifty-anniversary as a small boat sailor by starting a new project. A nonstop circumnavigation in a ten foot boat east about, south of the Capes; an year-and-a-half long journey.
The goal: to live the most outlandish experiences the world has to offer through a five-year world sailing circumnavigation. Emphasizing cultural engagement, high adventure, and extreme sport, the sailboat Wizard’s Eye acts as a base and staging point for expeditions ranging from deep sea cave diving to Mountaineering and everything in-between.
Year 1 - Mexico to New Zealand
Year 2 - New Zealand to India
Year 3 - India to South Africa
Year 4 - South Africa to the USA
Year 5 - Northwest Passage
The main character, Tyler Bradt, is a professional whitewater kayaker who holds the world record for the highest waterfall ever run in a kayak, 189.5 feet tall.
Anasazi Racing is James Burwick, Somira Sao and their three small children Tormentina, Raivo Max, and Pearl (ages 4, 2, & 2 months old). They are a family of five, making long distance ocean passages on a 40' performance sailboat. James is a professional climber & sailor. Somira was born in a Khmer Rouge work camp during the Pol Pot regime. She escaped & immigrated with her parents to the United States at age 4 as a Cambodian refugee.
Blind adventurer, Next adventure: kayak the Grand Canyon.
On its round-the-globe expedition, the MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar will pioneer the use of sustainable energy technology on water. It is different from anything that has happened in the field of mobility to date. This solar catamaran uses the very latest cutting-edge technology available on the market. Our intention is to demonstrate that high-performance solar mobility can be realised today by making innovative use of existing materials and technology.
On June 7, 2014 Elsa Hammond will depart from Monterey Bay, California to row at least 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii - alone in a 24 foot rowing boat for up to three months.
In June of 2014, Rebecca Berger and Leanne Zrum will set off from Monterrey Bay California and row 2100 nautical miles to Honolulu Hawaii unassisted as part of the inaugural Great Pacific Race.
The Pacific Rowing Race 2014. In June 2014 crews from around the world will set off from the Californian coastline at Monterey Bay and start rowing towards Hawaii.
Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov will attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean from Valparaiso (Chile), and the finish after 200 days - in Brisbane (Australia)\rDecember 2013 to May 2014.\r
rOwPG (in aid of our environmental education NGO in the former soviet Republic of Georgia). Monteray, California to Hawaii as part of New Ocean Wave's 2014 Pacific Ocean rowing race. From there they will continue on to Australia doing outreach work and collecting maritime archaeology data for Sarah's PhD. Leaving Monteray in June 2014, ending in December 2014.
A crew of four Icelanders whose goal is to row unsupported from Norway to Iceland, via Scotland and the Faroe Islands in 2013, and then in 2014 to continue to Greenland and Canada. On May 17th 2013 they launch from Kristiansand Norway.Captain: Kjartan Jakob Hauksson
16 teams to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They will finish in Antigua in approx. 45 days time, watch their progress here: http://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/race-tracker/
The oldest rower is Mike Burton - 54, and youngest, Oweoin Hartwright - 16.
In 2014 Ben Turner will attempt a solo, unassisted and non-stop row across the Pacific Ocean; 12,797 km | 7,952 miles and 260+ days at sea. He wants to become the first Australian and youngest person to row the Pacific, and only the second Australian to ever row an ocean solo.
Gareth Jones (UK) and Aaron Chervenakwill (USA) plan to do a complete voyage from Brazil's most northern point at Caburaí, to its southern extreme at Chuíon at the border with Uruguay; covering a distance of over 9000km (5500miles) by foot, paddle and pedal.
Ara: "A Journey which has began a bit over 5 years ago, still drawing the “Starting Line”, this endless path Spirit and I have embarked ourselves on. This time the “finish line” does not seem to be in sight. Our destination is unknown, it is the Journey that matters, it is our own growth that sits above it all and guide us through the many moments acquired these days. We pretty much try to follow the weather, North in the Summer and South in the Winter. We have been fortunate to acquire some Land in Texas, near Big Bend. I call it “The Oasis” and it’s giant Fire Ring is the Center of my own Universe where Serenity, Peace and Love reigns within the Spiritual Space we spend some time of the year, sheltered from the harsher elements residing North of us."
On 28th July 2012 David and Katharine started running the length of South America, over 5000 miles, for its wilderness and wildlife"
On October 9, 2013 F. Javier Martínez Corral will depart alone on his bicycle across the Atacama Desert from Copiapo to Arica. He will also visit Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. His expedition will cover 2000 km of one of the most arid deserts on the planet.
Ania and Mat on bicycle journey from Europe to Asia.
Reza Pakravan and Steven Pawley’s attempt to break a cycling world record and raise £28,000 to build several new schools in impoverished areas of Madagascar. “Kapp to Cape” is an expedition cycle through 21 countries and three continents, each carrying 30kg of equipment over 11,000 miles (18,000km). Their bid is to complete the journey within 100 days.
The Objective of the British Schools Exploring Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration.
300 Centuries - 100 miles a day for ten months.
The Route begins and ends at the Golden Gate, following the most nearly perfect Circumference of the Globe ever attempted on a bicycle. Technically possible with just two flights, practically possible with three outside of political instability, the route will vary to accomodate political conditions.
The first section begins in San Francisco and includes an early run on the Icefields Parkway and the AlCan highway as soon as it's clear of snow.
The second section begins in Magadan, and ends in Istanbul., following the TransSiberian Highway and crossing the Caucasus. Due to the Syrian and Sinai stability problems, the longest point-to-point ride possible, from Magadan to Cape Town, is being divided.
The third section runs from Cairo to Cape Town, with a ferry ride on Lake Aswan in order to legally enter Sudan.
The fourth section runs from Ushuaia to Cartagena, ferried from Tierra del Fuego to the mainland. The unrideable Darien Gap necessitates another flight, though it is hikeable.
The fifth section extends from the Darien Gap to Managua before a flight to Florida to avoid drug violence.
The final section from Miami to San Francisco will bring the route over 30,000 miles (a circumference of the globe is ~24,800) , and will be the most nearly circumferential global cycling expedition ever undertaken.
South African Long Riders, Billy Brenchley and Christy Henchie and our 2 horses Chami and Ennahali are undertaking one of the longest horseback rides possible, across some of the harshest and most unforgiving terrain, whilst facing the challenges of extreme weather conditions. Their aim is to ride from the most Northern point of Africa, Cap Blanc in Tunisia to the most Southern point of Africa, Cape Agulhas in South Africa.
On November 1st Vanessa is embarking on a 2000-mile bike ride across the USA from St Louis to San Francisco, CA.
Filipe Leite, a 25-year old journalist from Toronto, Canada has embarked on a 10,000 mile, two year long expedition on horseback on July 8th, 2012. Leite's Journey America will take him through a dozen countries as he rides on horseback from Canada to Brazil. He is planning his route in small increments as he travels. Filipe is a second-generation cowboy and was inspired to take on this adventure after childhood stories passed along by his father of Swiss schoolteacher Aime Tschiffely riding two horses from Argentina to Washington D.C. in 1925.
Leite is averaging about 30 miles a day, usually taking two days a week to rest. He has reached the 1,000 mile mark of his journey which makes him eligible to become a member of the Long Riders Guild.
The journey, which Leite is documenting himself, can be followed on OutWildTV.com where daily updates and twice weekly dispatches are posted. Viewers can also follow along through Filipe's Twitter and Instagram accounts on the site.
Olga Rumyantsev aims to climb the Seven highest Volcanoes on the Seven Continents in one year.
Paul Emery (UK) is riding his Triumph, named "Tina", westbound from New York (where he lives) to London.
The adventure began March 28, 2013 setting out from Shanghai, passing through 19 countries, crossing four deserts and over three major mountain ranges. Oli Goulden and Matthieu Liard raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile.
Mike and Clare crossing Lake Baikal as part of a project, crossing the major ice fields of the world.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950. We fund a significant proportion of federally supported basic research.
Chris Davenport - ski mountaineer.
Susan R. Eaton, a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, journalist and Arctic and Antarctic snorkeler, is leading two all-female extreme snorkel relays to the Canadian Arctic, in 2014 and 2016. The purpose of the proof of concept expedition (July 2014) and the larger Northwest Passage snorkel relay (summer 2016), is to raise awareness of disappearing sea ice and climate change in the Arctic and to engage Inuit women and girls in building sustainable communities.
Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov are attempting a dogsled expedition from the North Pole to the Southern tip of Greenland. Duration 4 months. Distance approx 4000 km.
The team plans to sledge-haul from the Geographic North Pole to land.
Alan Chambers guiding a Last Degree group.
Eric Larsen, Ryan Waters and a 3rd team member are going to attempt a North Pole expedition from Northern Ellesmere to 90 degrees North. Eric has already skied twice from land to the North Pole. The team hopes to cover the nearly 500-mile distance in less than 49 days; in doing so, they would break the current expedition speed record set by a Norwegian team in 2006, they stated.
Mark Wood, Louis Rudd and Paul Vicary plan a Canada to Geographic North Pole expedition. All three have skied full routes to the South Pole.
Tim Williamson, the British Ultra-runner is attempting to become the first person ever to walk to and from the North Pole, solo and unsupported. He will set off from Resolute Bay in Canada on January 13th, 2013 at 13:13 and begin the 2200 mile round trip in the complete Arctic darkness that will last for the first six weeks. His goals: the longest land based solo unsupported trek ever recorded, the longest civilisation to civilization trek ever recorded, the first person to make it to the North Pole and back without skis and it will also be the greenest attempt as there will be no air transport involved whatsoever.
Start Point: Resolute Bay, Canada
End Point: Resolute Bay, Canada. Via the North Pole
Start Date: January 13, 2013
Distance: 2,300 miles minimum
Timeframe: 100 – 120 days\r(Ed note November 23, 2013: EXPEDITION ATTEMPT POSTPONED)
Barneo drifting Ice Camp opens every year in April for about a month on the Arctic sea ice near the North Pole, supporting scientific and skiers. Barneo ice airfield takes regular flights of an An-74 from Longyearbyen, Svalbard and two local based Mi-8 helicopters.
In spring 2015, Sarah Weldon will set out from Russia with Polar Guide Hannah McKeand, to become the first people to reach the Arctic's fourth north pole, 'The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility'; sledge-hauling and on skis.
Winter expedition from Qaanaaq, Greenland, to the Geographic North Pole and back, with resupply depots.
Japanese Ogita Yasunaga will be attempting a solo ski from Canada to the North Pole in the 2014 season.
Since 2006 Christian BArnett have been traveling to places within 35 miles (about 55 km) either side of the Arctic Circle to seek the interesting and the ordinary. The line connects nomadic herders, hunters and fisherman but also musicians, mechanics, housewives and librarians. In August he will take my final trip which will be to Canada and Greenland.
Fabien Docet plans a solo expedition across Antarctica starting from German Neumeyer Station (near Novo Station), past Kohnen Station, on to the Geographic South Pole, then Vostok Station, Dome C, ending at Dumont D'Urville (FR). According to him it is a distance of more than 5000 km. Departure September/October 2014.
Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere will attempt to ski unassisted, unsupported from Scott's hut and back. They will leave food depots along the way.
ANI offers five climb programs and one ski and climb combination during the 2012-13 Mount Vinson season. Dates, Nov 23 - Dec 5, Dec 5 - Dec 17, Dec 17 - Dec 29, Dec 29 - Jan 10, Dec 29 - Jan 10 (climb and ski), and Jan 10 - Jan 22.
Juan Menendez Granados solo cycle attempt, unassisted (no resupplies), unsupported (no wind or vehicle support), from the coast of Antarctica to the Geographic South Pole (90°S).
USA married couple to the Geographic South Pole. Start November 23, 2013. Planned 45 days hauling. Unassisted, unsupported, unguided. Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf start 890km
Michele Pontrandolfo to attempt a crossing of Antarctica; starting at Novolazarevskaya, kite-ski to the Geographic South Pole (90°S) and then head back to the coast to Hercules Inlet.
Daniel Burton will attempt to cycle from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole (1130 km) and possibly back. He will cycle on his own but will receive assistance in the form of three resupplies.
Doug Stoup (50) will be guiding Parker Liautaud (19) from the Leverett Glacier at the Ross Ice Shelf to the Geographic South Pole. They will have a car driving along, assisting with their communication to the outside world. Start December 3, 2013. Their support team member in the car is Eyjolfur Mar Teitsson from Iceland.
Aussie Geoff Wilson plans to kite-ski from Novo Base via the Geographic South Pole to Hercules Inlet. He pulls a bright pink 'boob sled', promoting breast awareness & raising $1M for the McGrath Foundation. 3720 km in a straight line.
Richard Parks (UK) will be attempting the 1130 km again. In the 2012-13 season he aborted at 87degrees.
Brit Lewis Clarke wants to become the youngest to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He is 15 going 16. He will attempt the Hercules Inlet route with resupplies and ANI guide, Carl Alvey. Currently Sarah McNair Landry holds the record at 18 years. She skied from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole without resupplies and without the use of kites.
Antony will take some cool tech with on the 1130 km route.
Veteran ANI guide Devon McDiarmid (Canada) will be leading Joshua Hodgkinson (Australia), Arabella Slinger (UK), and Wen Yuan (China) from the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf.
Three teams of wounded servicemen and women (UK, US, Commonwealth) will be racing each other across the last three degrees to the South Pole (330 km).
Team leaders/guides: Eric Philips, Inge Solheim and Conrad Dickinson. Departure November 15, 2013. Icelandic Arctic Trucks support team: Emil Grimsson, Palmi Baldursson, Torfi Johannsson, Ari Hauksson.
Vesa Luomala plans to ski solo, unassisted, unsupported from Hercules Inlet (1130 km) to 90 degrees South.
In the 2014-15 season Richard plans to attempt the longest solo, unsupported and unassisted Antarctic journey in history. This expedition will also have a unique twist, which is to be revealed 2014, he announced Oct. 2013.
50 days of climbing, BASE jumping (Ulvetanna), skiing, kite-skiing and even fatbike riding.
ANI supports expeditions that ski, climb, fly or drive on Antarctica. They operate from Punta Arenas in Chile, with base camp, Union Glacier (79° 45'S, 083° 14'W), on Antarctica.
ALE provides the logistic support and safety backup needed for climbing groups to Mount Vinson and other Antarctica peaks, expeditions to the South Pole and flights to Antarctica. They operate from Punta Arenas in Chile, with base camp, Union Glacier (79° 45'S, 083° 14'W), on Antarctica. ALE owns ANI.
ALCI provides the logistic support and safety backup needed for climbing groups and ski expeditions to the South Pole operating from Cape Town, South Africa, to Novo Base (70° 46’37”S, 011° 49’26”E) on Antarctica.
For years the "Tractor Girl" from The Netherlands, Manon Ossevoort, has been chasing her dream. Now it has become reality with a main sponsor that came on board, the tractor manufacturer, Massey Ferguson. Their expedition will emulate the achievement of Edmund Hillary, who reached the South Pole in 1958 using three Ferguson tractors. It is planned that three MF 5600 tractors will reach the South Pole 56 years after Hillary's achievement in the 2014-5 season. This will also be the 56th Anniversary year of the birth of the Massey Ferguson brand name.
Arrival Heights Camera, Observation Hill Camera, McMurdo Mobile Camera, as well as links to South Pole Station and Palmer Station cameras.
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The team will depart London on December 6th, 2012 on board the South African Antarctic science ship, SA Agulhas II, to sail to the Russian Antarctic base, Novolazarevskaya (70°46'26"S, 11°51'54"E). The trek will start from Novo on March 21st, 2013 (the equinox and start of the Antarctic night/winter). The two skiers and the two bulldozers with caboose will be heading to the Geographic South Pole (90°S) and continue to Captain Scott's base (77°38′S, 166°24′) at McMurdo Sound where a ship will pick them up. According to them they will cover a distance of 3200 km (2000 miles). They plan to end the journey before the equinox on September 23, 2013, which marks the end of the Antarctic night/winter. Team: Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Expedition Co-Leader, Anton Bowring - Expedition Co-Leader, Tristam Kaye - Operations Manager, Brian Newham - Traverse Manager, Ian Prickett - Ice Team Member, Spencer Smirl - Ice Team Member, Steve Holland - Equipment Specialist, Dr Mike Stroud - Medical Advisor, Hugh Bowring - Operations Deputy Manager, Rosie Claxton - Operations Team Member, Gavin Laws - Trust Deputy Chairman, Eric Reynolds - Trustee, Michael Payton - Trustee, Richard Jackson - Trustee.
Photos of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station taken every 15 minutes (if a relay satellite is available for transmission) from the roof of the National Science Foundation's Atmospheric Research Observatory (ARO) which houses NOAA/ESRL's Clean Air Facility.
In order to preserve the life of the camera, it is tilted down toward the snow when the sun is in the field of view, which occurs for several weeks around sunset (March) and sunrise (September) when the sun marches in a circle above the horizon. From mid-April until mid-August the moon and the aurora australis provide the only natural lighting. The camera is shut off from about mid April to early September.
Dwayne wants to ski from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. [2012 SP ski postponed to 2013]
Super-TIGER is a balloon-borne Cosmic Ray experiment that launched in Antarctica on December 9, 2012.
14 April 2014 - 11 May 2014 Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland to Isortoq, East Greenland 575km 28 days. Guide, David Paabo. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ice-Horizons/349231328484486
Mike Dann (guide/leader), Sean Rose, Kieron Jansch and Robert Brown plan a kite-ski crossing of Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier, from Haalda to Jokulheimar, April 8-22, 2014. Sean is paralysed and will use a sit-ski buggy.
Dimitri Kieffer circumnavigating the world through human power while connecting different societies, civilizations and landscapes.
In June 2012, 8 years after becoming paralysed, Andy Campbell will set off from London to travel 30,000 miles across 4 continents (Europe, Asia, North and South America) in a wheelchair. For 2 years he will cross from seas to deserts and everything in-between. He will kayak rivers and oceans, paraglide over mountain ranges, ski over snow covered plains, kite-buggy across deserts and handcycle remote trails to keep going. Andy will be accompanied by a support vehicle.
Sarah Outen around the northern Hemisphere by human power (rowboat and bicycle).
Dr. Steve Fabes set off on in January of 2010 to cycle the length of six of the earth's continents. The journey is projected to take around five years, during which he will travel through over 60 countries and cover some 80,000 km (50,000 miles).
25 journeys by different non-motorized means, each 1000+ miles. 7 journeys down, 18 to go (May 2013).