Arctic Expeditions

Arctic Expeditions

Client: Alain Hubert

I met Alain Hubert a while ago and accompanied him for several of his Antarctic Expeditions. This time, I was with him when he started another expedition in the Arctic

After having done his crossing of the Antarctic, Alain decided to try to replicate the adventure, but this time in the Arctic.

For the Arctic Arc expedition, Alain and Dixie Dansecoer planned to cross the Arctic from Russia to Greenland via the North Pole. That means they were both pulling very heavy sledges containing all they needed to survive during roughly two months.

These expeditions were sponsored by Compaq and Rolex, which means I was also in charge of providing branding and marketing material for those brands.

  • Russian Arctic

    Russian Arctic

    -50°C on the tarmac ... freezing cold.

    • Russian Arctic
    • February 25, 2007
  • Dudinka

    Dudinka

    The street of the Russian port of Dudinka, one of the gateways to the Russian Arctic.

    • Russian Arctic
    • February 26, 2007
  • Midnight sun

    Midnight sun

    Got out to shoot some pictures. I have to be very careful with these temperatures. February in Russia.

    • Russian Arctic
    • February 27, 2007
  • MI8

    MI8

    The infamous Russian helicopter. These old machines can withstand the cold like no others.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • In Flight

    In Flight

    My view from the helicopter on our way to the dropping point.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • Gone

    Gone

    Here they go. See you in a few months, guys.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • Alain and his sledge

    Alain and his sledge

    This sledge is their lifeline for this Arctic crossing.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • Right before going

    Right before going

    I have seen those eyes before, but this is always a very emotional moment.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • The pack

    The pack

    Ice doesn't completely freeze anymore in the area. Now I have witnessed the effects of climate change in Russia.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007
  • Three friends

    Three friends

    Alain Hubert, Dixie Dansercoer and Viktor Boyarski right before the departure.

    • Russian Arctic
    • March 01, 2007