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« Vincent has the ability to forge ahead even if every one else is out of order. His navigation and outdoor skills are at the highest level »

Børge Ousland, most accomplished polar explorer alive.

Past expeditions

  • 2020 - April, May
    Canada, Baffin Island.

    Icelegacy Project. 2 unsupported ski expeditions across Barnes and Penny icecap together with Børge Ousland. Barnes crossing, from Conn Lake to Generator Lake; 120 km, 6 days. Penny crossing, from Narpaing Valley to Pangnirtung; 190km, 9 days.

  • 2019 - January, February.
    Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula.

    Guiding. Unsupported ski expedition in the footsteps of Wally Herbert on the Antarctic Peninsula. Entrance Breguet glacier and exit Portal Point; 216km, 25 days. Extra: sailing across the Drake Passage.

  • 2018 - June to September.
    Arctic Ocean.

    Attempt unsupported sailing expedition to cross the entire Arctic Ocean via the North Pole, from Alaska to Svalbard together with Sébastien Roubinet and Eric André. From Prudhoe Bay to 79’35 North and back to Banks Island, Canada; 83 days, 2000km. Shackleton Award.

  • 2018 - April
    Svalbard, Main Spitsbergen.

    Guiding. Unsupported ski expedition to mount Newton, highest peak of Svalbard, together with 3 customers. From Von Postbreen to Newton Summit and back in Gipsdalen; 160km, 11 days.

  • 2017 - April, May
    Alaska, Chugach Mountains.

    Icelegacy Project. Unsupported ski mountaineering expedition crossing the icecap located in the middle of the Chugach mountains together with Børge Ousland; 220km, 23 days. Extra: summiting Marcus Baker, SW face.

  • 2017 - April
    Arctic Ocean, North Pole.

    Guiding (assistant). Unsupported ski expedition “Last Degree” to the North Pole with Thomas Ulrich and 7 customers; 110 km, 6 days.

  • 2016 - April, May
    Alaska, Wrangell St-Elias.

    Icelegacy Project. 2nd unsupported ski expedition crossing the largest ice cap (outside the polar regions) of Wrangell St Elias together with Børge Ousland; 430 km, 19 days including 3 days ski-sailing. Extra: 2 additional days of adventure to join civilization on skis and canoes on the Copper River. 

  • 2015 - May
    Alaska, Stikine.

    Icelegacy Project. First unsupported ski expedition North-South of the Stikine icecap together with Børge Ousland; 200km, 16 days.

  • 2015 - February
    Norway.

    Guiding. Unsupported ski expedition crossing in winter of part of the Hardangervidda plateau in southern Norway with 2 customers. From Haukeliseter fjellstue to Dyranut; 80km, 5 days.

  • 2014 - August
    Svalbard, Main Spitsbergen.

    Icelegacy Project. Unsupported ski expedition crossing Main Spitsbergen icecap together with Børge Ousland. From Buldrebreen to Von Postbreen glacier in Templefjord; 180km, 8 days.

  • 2013 - November
    Argentina, Chile.

    Guiding (assistant). Unsupported ski expedition crossing partially the Southern Patagonia icecap together with Børge Ousland. From Chilean Jorge Montt glacier to Argentinian Paso Marconi; 130km, 17 days. Extra: skied 14 days with a fractured toe.

  • 2013 - August
    Svalbard, Nordaustlandet.

    Guiding (assistant). Unsupported ski expedition crossing Nordaustlandet glacial island East-West together with Børge Ousland and 7 customers. 210km, 10 days.

  • 2013 - May, June
    Atlantic Ocean.

    Crew member sailing across the Atlantic Ocean together with Philippe d’Elbee aboard RM 1350 "Cruising Bird". From Martinique, Caribbean, to La Rochelle, France; 3640nm, 30 days.

  • 2012 - August
    Svalbard, Nordaustlandet.

    Icelegacy Project. First unsupported ski expedition East-West crossing of the glacial island of Nordaustlandet together with Børge Ousland. From Kapp Laura to Kalkstranda; 210km, 10 days.

  • 2011 - November, December
    Atlantic Ocean.

    Crew member sailing across the Atlantic Ocean crossing with friends aboard Dufour 44 "La Licorne". From São Vicente, Cabo Verde, to Bahia De Salvador, Brazil; 2040nm, 17 days.

  • 2011 - May, June
    Atlantic Ocean.

    Crew member sailing across the Atlantic Ocean together with Eric Brossier aboard "Vagabond". From Brest, France to Nuuk, Greenland; 2105nm, 28 days.

  • 2010 - June, September, October
    Arctic Ocean.

    Crew member sailing around the North Pole in one single summer season aboard ‘’Northern Passage’’ together with Børge Ousland and Thorleif Thorleiffsson. Stage 1, from Oslo to Kirkenes; 1400nm, 20 days. Stage 2, from Point Barrow, Alaska, to Oslo, Norway, via the Northwest Passage, Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, Cape Farewell and the North Atlantic; 4900nm, 42 days

  • 2009 - September, October
    Nepal, Himalaya.

    Mountaineering. Second attempt to open a new route in alpine style on a virgin summit of 6670m together with climber Stéphane Schaffter.

  • 2008 - September, October
    Nepal, Himalaya.

    First attempt to open a new route in alpine style on a virgin summit of 6670m in the Himalayas with climber Stéphane Schaffter. Stop at 6100 meters.

  • 2008 - June to September
    Alaska, Kodiak Island.

    Deck hand on fishing vessels "Mythos" (longlining) and "Norma Kay" (seine fishing).

  • 2006 - July, August.
    Argentina, Chile, Tierra Del Fuego.

    Cycling, trekking, kayaking and skiing in solo with assistance around Tierra del Fuego; 1000km, 2 months.