The expeditions

For many years, Seb has been fascinated by the mountains and the polar regions. He is now planning to reach the two geographic poles for his next endeavors and go across Greenland from south to north.

PREPARATORY EXPEDITION

GREENLAND INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION (MAY 8 TO JUNE 7 2021)

Distance: 1 200 mi ( 1 800 km)

Weight of the sled: 200lbs / 90kg

Temperature: -22°F (-30°C)

Conditions: Cold climate, crevasses, sastrugis

Main Challenges: Orientation on the ice cap, variability in the strength of the wind

This preparatory adventure contained two significant aspects: the first one being the extremes physical performance, and the second one is by contributing towards scientific research about climate. Also, the expedition has been certified carbon neutral by the organism “we are neutral.” 
Two emeritus adventurers will be part of this expedition: the chief of the adventure Dixie Dansercoer originally from Belgium and Sebastien Audy, the Canadian explorer.

Scientific research 

As they cross Greenland from south to north, the explorers collected snow samples every morning and night to bring back to Helle Astrid Kjaer from Copenhagen University, leading research on climate change. This expedition was sponsor by the Scientific Exploration Society.

Sporting challenge 

Crossing Greenland in its largest part was an ordeal in itself. However, carrying out the sled with everything needed for 30 days while using the kite becomes an achievement, considering that this mode of transport (skiing and kite) involved additional skills and added challenge to those already present in this extreme polar region.

These explorers departed from the southern tip of Narsarsuaq and traveled 1 200 miles (1 800 km) to north west of the ice cap, crossing the Arctic Circle line.

EXPEDITION COMPLETED :

LA GRANDE PERCÉE:
«POLE-2-POLE»

NORTH POLE EXPEDITION (APRIL 4 TO 16, 2022)

Extreme temperatures, pressure ridges, open water leads, and polar bears are just some of the challenges encountered during a ski expedition over the Arctic Ocean to reach the North Pole.

Distance: Approximately 75 mi (120 km)

Sled weight: 100 lbs / 45kg

Temperature: -22°F (-30°C)

Conditions: Cold climate, ice pressure, open water

Key Challenges: Skiing against ice drift, cold management, polar bears

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION (12 NOVEMBER 2022 TO 5 JANUARY 2023)

The expedition to Antarctica is the culmination of La Grande Percée and will take place in 2 stages:

Stage 1: Skiing expedition to the South Pole (November 12 to December 20, 2022)

Stage 2: Ascent of Mount Vinson (December 20, 2022 to January 5, 2023)

Distance: Approximately 700 mi (1,150 km)

Sled weight: 200 lbs / 90kg

Temperature: -30°F to -65°F (-35°C to -55°C)

Conditions: Extreme cold, crevasses, katabatic winds, sastrugis

Main Challenges: Glacier navigation, changing wind forces, altitude, cold management