2015 Lake Untersee

2015 Lake Untersee

Lake Untersee is a large ice covered lake in East Antarctica. The expedition started from the ice-way at Novo in Queen Maud Land with two trucks and four team members. Goals for the expedition were to explore the route, find appropriate camping…

December 1, 2015

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2015 – Antarctica Brazilian Research

2015 – Antarctica Brazilian Research

“Weather and perfect snow allowed fast progress, sometimes more than 50 km per hour in some parts up to 70 km per hour. Undoubtedly, the transportation with these vehicles is revolutionizing the polar logistics!”
 

Dr. Jefferson ...

September 10, 2015

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2014 - South Pole Massey Ferguson

2014 - South Pole Massey Ferguson
Arctic Trucks Polar Solutions supported the adventurous 2014 Antarctica2 mission from Novo to South Pole and back which drove a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 agricultural tractor on a 5000 km round trip from Novo to South Pole and back. The quest echoed the achievement of explorer Sir Edmund Hillary who led the first mechanised expedition to the South Pole in 1958 using Ferguson TE20 tractors.
 

November 13, 2014

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2013 – Antarctica White Ice Project

2013 – Antarctica White Ice Project

White Ice Cycle – Antarctica 2013
Maria Leijerstam approached Arctic Trucks in November 2012, planning to cycle solo to the South Pole from either Hercules inlet or the Ross Ice shelf.
Cycling on snow can be a huge challenge, to cover…

December 13, 2013

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2013 – Antarctica Willis Resilience

2013 – Antarctica Willis Resilience

The Willis Resilience Expedition – Antarctica 2013

In this expedition Willis, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, teamed up with the teenage explorer and climate campaigner Parker Liautaud to attempt a World Record ...

December 3, 2013

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2013 – Antarctica E7 Expedition

2013 – Antarctica E7 Expedition

The goal of The Expeditions 7 team was to be the first expedition ever to drive through all the 7 continents. For this mission they used Toyota vehicles in all the 7 parts of the expedition. When they arrived in Antarctica they had already…

November 27, 2013

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2013 – Walking With the Wounded

2013 – Walking With the Wounded

Walking With The Wounded – Antarctica 2013

Walking with the Wounded is a UK based charity which funds both the retraining and re-education of wounded servicemen and women, aiming to help them find long term employment after they have left…

November 5, 2013

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2011 – KNGS

2011 – KNGS

KNGS – Independence expedition Antarctica 2011

In 2010 an expedition from the Kazakhstan National Geographical Society (KNGS) team set a Guinness world record for the fastest overland traverse, driving from Novo to the South Pole, 2308 km in…

December 4, 2011

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2011 – Antarctica Double Traverse

2011 – Antarctica Double Traverse

On the 22nd of November 2011, two AT44's and two AT44 6×6's set off from the ice self below Novo airbase. There were several objectives and goals for the expedition. The first was as a luxury ski support, skiing from 88 degrees to the South Pole….

November 22, 2011

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2011 – Antarctica Fuel Depot

2011 – Antarctica Fuel Depot

ALCI – setting up a fuel depot on the Antarctica high plateau – 2011

The purpose of this expedition was to help ALCI establish a massive fuel depot to support flights and vehicles on their way from Novo to South Pole. The fuel depot is…

November 20, 2011

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2011 – Antarctica EWR Ski Race – “Cold Sweat”

2011 – Antarctica EWR Ski Race – “Cold Sweat”

South Pole Anniversary Race

On the 14th of December 1911 Roald Amundsen and his Norwegian team were the first people to reach the South Pole. Shortly after on the 17th of January 1912, Scott and his teammates arrived at South Pole after a very…

November 11, 2011

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2010 - Antarctica Ski Race

2010 - Antarctica Ski Race

The third expedition of the season 2010-2011 was to assist a ski race to the South Pole, similar to the Amundsen Omega 3 project but instead of the BBC filming, it was the Austrian and German TV filming a race between, Austrian and German…

December 10, 2010

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2010 - Antarctica KNGS

2010 - Antarctica KNGS

The second expedition of the 2010-11 season was for the Kazakhstan National Geographic Society, KNGS. It was organized by KNGS and The Antarctica Company (TAC).

KNGS had already bought two AT44 Hilux's from Arctic Trucks and planned an…

December 4, 2010

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2010 - Antarctica NCAOR

2010 - Antarctica NCAOR

The first expedition of the 2010-11 season was for the Indian National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR).

The plan was to leave the Indian Antarctica station, Matri on the 12th November but was delayed by a day when the AT team…

November 13, 2010

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2010 - Antarctica Fuel Depot

2010 - Antarctica Fuel Depot
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October 20, 2010

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2010 – Top Gear Eyjafjallajökull

2010 – Top Gear Eyjafjallajökull

March 24th, 2010, the Icelandic Metro office requested Arctic Trucks services to provide support to go to Eyjafjallajökull to repair measuring equipment located around the glacier, but it had started erupting. Initially the eruption was…

April 5, 2010

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2009 – Antarctica Fuel Drop

2009 – Antarctica Fuel Drop

This project had two main aims, first to find a safe route onto the plateau, and secondly to go 1500 km into the plateau and prepare to receive a fuel paradrop at 83:40 degrees.
Despite careful studies, information from pilots and the experience…

November 2, 2009

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2008 – Antarctica Amundsen Omega Pole Race

2008 – Antarctica Amundsen Omega Pole Race

To follow up the North Pole Challenge, Arctic Trucks took on an extremely challenging expedition to providing support for a ski race documented by the BBC. The program was called “On thin ice”,  starring Ben Fogel and James Cracknell, and…

November 30, 2008

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2007 – Magnetic North Pole

2007 – Magnetic North Pole

Sales of military and specialized vehicles had opened up new challenges in countries all over the world and by 2007 Arctic Trucks had been used in more countries around the world than ever before. However, we had not participated in any international event for a number of years when Toyota GB contacted us…

April 22, 2007

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2000 – Dubai

2000 – Dubai

Arctic Trucks participated in the Millennium Desert Drive in Dubai to further test the AT solutions. The aim was to confirm that a specially modified 4×4 vehicle that had proven its worth in the Arctic and Antarctica could also perform in the hot…

January 27, 2000

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1999 – Greenland

1999 – Greenland

Greenland and  Iceland although neighbours are quite different. Greenland is enormous in comparison to Icleand and was a largely unchartered territory when Arctic Trucks was approached by Lasse Rungholm from Denmark to drive across, in memorial of Fridtjof Nansen crossing of Greenland. Backed up by…

May 14, 1999

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1997 - Antarctica

1997 - Antarctica

For vehicles to travel on glaciers and deep snow, belt drives had traditionally been the only option. In Iceland we had made radical changes to this common practice and developed our cars to do many of the same things with much greater efficiency…

February 7, 1997

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