In the spring of 2014, 16 year-old Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz and Jim Walkley will attempt an unprecedented expedition to summit three of the six tallest mountains in the world finishing with a ski descent of the Lhotse Couloir. Neither has been done before.
Cho Oyu (26,906') comes first as an opportunity to give the altitude a test run, thoroughly acclimatize and pay homage to the mountains to come. Next up, the big one - Mt. Everest (29,029') quickly followed by Lhotse (27,940'). The team is equipped to try a ski attempt from the summit of Lhotse.
Everest, South Col
First Chinese All Women expedition. Ma Liyamu, the team leader, is a Muslim woman from Xinjiang, which is located in the northwest of China. Tsang Yin Hung, a teacher from Hong Kong. Wang Chuhan (39) is the third member and Zheng Yu, 43, the fourth female member of the expedition.
Jelle plans climbing the 7 Summits and reaching them with human power.
Steve Obbayi attempts to be the first person from Kenya to climb Everest.
\rDawa Chiri Sherpa (EV 4x), Karma Gyalzen Sherpa (EV 5x) and Temba Sherpa (EV 6x). Toby Storie-Pugh organized the expedition. Mike Chambers plans to summit Lhotse as well.
Sibusiso Vilane has summited EV North and South and no wants to summit without O2. Saray Khumalo aims to become the first Black woman to summit Everest.
American wing-suit jumper Joby Ogwyn intends to launch from the summit of Mount Everest.
Everest South. Teodor Johansen, youngest to traverse Antarctica and also climbed Manaslu in team. Mingma Tsiri Sherpa (guide) 19x Everest summiteer. Irish Seven Summits team members.https://share.delorme.com/niallobyrnes https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lost-Penguin-Expeditions/307374219407347 https://www.facebook.com/AscentHimalayasTreksExpeditionPLtd
Dean Staples, New Zealand
Expedition Guide, Ang Dorjee Sherpa Nepal/ USA
Team members:Nick Durack – UK
Yoshio Goto – Japan / Hong Kong
Jake Frykberg – Australia
Jon Johnston – Australia / USA
Anatolii Stegniei – Ukraine
Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir – Iceland
Base Camp Manager: Caroline Blaikie, New Zealand / Scotland
Expedition Doctor:Dr Sophie Wallace, Australia / UK
Base Camp Food Manager:Sarah Macnab, New Zealand
Expedition Sirdar:Ang Tshering Sherpa, Khumjung, Nepal
Climbing Sirdar: Da Jangbu Sherpa, Pangboche, Nepal
There are 9 Climbing Sherpas on the main team -
Climbing Sherpas:Pemba Chhoti, Ang Jangbu, Ang Chele, Kaji Mingmar, Sundup Dorjee, Chhewang Dorjee, Rinjin, Pasang and Wangyale Sherpa.
Horia Colibasanu and Peter Hamor will be amongst those few climbers who will not be using bottled oxygen.
Everest, North Col
Ivan Braun (DEN) & Mingma Sherpa (NEP) climb Everest North in 2015, Unsupported, Ivan no O2, Mingma new Summit record attempt.
K2, South East Ridge (Abruzzi)
Kangchenjunga, South West Wall
New route attempt Kangchenjunga North Face.
Anna Pfaff is well known for new routes on lower peaks; however, this time she will be attempting the fourth highest mountain on earth. She will be climbing the normal route but she will be climbing "solo with minimal support." Basecamp logistics provided by Prestige Adventure.
4 Poles and 4 Croats. https://www.facebook.com/people/Bogus%C5%82aw-Magrel/1395066439
Climb alpine style, without high altitude porters or the use of additional oxygen.
Makalu, NW ridge - standard
Manaslu, NE Face
Chinese Liang Zhan leading an expedition to Annapurna I. Mingma Gyalje Sherpa guides the team up the mountain. Yongzhong Liu, Norwegian Tore Sunde Rasmussen and Macedonian Zdravko Dejanovikj are other members of the expedition.
Zsolt Torok leads Romanians: Catalin Neacsu, Cristian Tzecu, George Porancia.
Attempting the North Face of Latok I (with 7145 meters the highest peak of the Latok group). Start mid June.
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.
"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 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
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.
Levison Wood is walking the Nile from Source to Sea.
Ania and Mat on bicycle journey from Europe to Asia.
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.
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."
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.
Paul Emery (UK) is riding his Triumph, named "Tina", westbound from New York (where he lives) to London.
In July 2012, Dutch adventurer Yuri Klaver started attempting to cross Arctic North America and beyond, by kayak, skis and kite. The first leg of the expedition started just north of the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula where he crossed the Bering Strait to Alaska. He continued in 2014 from Alaska to carry on through the Northwest Passage, across Greenland to Iceland.
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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.
Japanese Ogita Yasunaga will be attempting a solo ski from Canada to the North Pole in the 2014 season.
Vincent Cochin. is attempting a polar expedition across Canada's Arctic, named Nanook Expedition. A 2300 km solo ski/sledge hauling journey from Kugaaruk (Canada) to Qaanaaq (Greenland). Start February 15th, 2014, finish around May 15th, 2014. He'll be traveling alone, but get supplies in every communities on the route.
Eric Philips, Bernice Notenboom and Martin Hartley attempting a full North Pole to Cape Discovery - start April 2 expected landfall May 24 The goal is a feature film about the arctic history from 1850 until now and what the future of the arctic might be.https://twitter.com/arcticmarch
The RAF team attempts to reach the 1996 position of the Magnetic North Pole 78° 35'42.00"N, 104° 11’54.00”W in preparation for a future full Geographic North Pole expedition
Alan Chambers guiding a Last Degree group.
Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters member are going to attempt a North Pole expedition from Northern Ellesmere (Cape Discovery) to 90 degrees North (780km). Eric has already skied twice from land to the North Pole.
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.
Kristoffer Glestad (24) and Lars Mangerud Flesland (25). Their goal is to reach the Geographic North Pole within 40 days, unassisted and unsupported, and to be the youngest team to reach the NP on a full route expedition.
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.
Irish team, Mike and Clare crossing the major ice fields of the world.
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.
An group of skiers organized by Ousland Polar Exploration will be heading up Axel Heiberg Glacier to the South Pole.
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.
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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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.
Fyodor/Fedor Konyukhov and Victor Simonov have completed a dogsled expedition from the North Pole to Canada in 2013 (route was originally to Greenland). They plan to continue from the North of Greenland to the Southern tip of Greenland in 2015. Total duration 4 months. Total distance approx 4000 km.
Kite-ski circumnavigation of Greenland
Alex Bellini: Live on a Greenland iceberg till it breaks down. Floats northwest.
Kite-ski Circumnavigation of Greenland unassisted. 5000+ km, 60 days.
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
Germans Thilo and Tom will attempt an east-west crossing.
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).