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Thank you and happy new year!

It is still me, Rolf Stange, who is behind this website, writing the books, leading the polar voyages told about on this site and taking the photos. But none of this would be possible with all these polar enthusiasts who are part of all this. I can not mention everybody here who has been part of one of the trips, who is helping to make the website happen or to get the books on paper and out into the world etc, and some don’t necessarily want to read their name on the internet. By the way, the internet … how did Roald Amundsen organize his polar expeditions without it?

Even the youngest ones are keen to get involved when it comes to my books 😉

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And last but not least: everybody who was on board in the far north or deep south, at good humour in any kind of weather. Thank you for being part of it! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to travel the Arctic or Antarctic, and it wouldn’t be half of the fun. Let’s go again – and all the best to you for the new year, anywhere between the poles!


Some of the crew of Antigua, removing a big fishing net that had drifted on to a remote beach in Woodfjord. After a long day’s work, this wouldn’t happen without quite some enthusiasm for the arctic environment. Great! On the left, there is Michelle van Dijk, seasoned Spitsbergen traveller and owner of the campsite in Longyearbyen. On the right, Joachim, well known to many of you as Captain of the Antigua. Thank you!

Heimir from Iceland, Captain of Ópal, and his crew made the Greenland trips in September unforgettable for us. Great – thank you! We are looking forward to 2015!

Heimir auf Ópal, Scoresbysund 2013

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