Expeditions

November 12, 2010
By: Media

Expedition News: International Trans-Antarctica Expedition Reunion, Dec. 11, St. Paul

On Dec. 11, 2010, the six team members of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition will gather for the first time in 20 years at a public event at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

 

On Dec. 11, 2010, the six team members of the 1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition will gather for the first time in 20 years at a public event at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. Team members Will Steger (U.S.), Jean-Louis Etienne (France), Geoff Sommers (Great Britain), Keizo Funatsu (Japan), Victor Boyarsky (Russia) and Qin Dahe (China) will speak about their historic expedition, show video clips from their trip and comment on how the expedition has affected their lives.

On March 6, 1990, these six men from six different countries completed the first dogsled crossing of the Antarctic continent, traveling nearly 4,000 miles, over seven months. The historic expedition was designed to raise global awareness of the Antarctic Treaty and its 30-year review in 1990.

Twenty years ago, the TAE packed its bags for the departure to Antarctica at Hamline University. (For more information: Jennifer Gasperini, jgasperini@iphouse.com, or log onto Facebook then search “1990 International Trans-Antarctica Expedition Reunion”)

Posted by Jeff Blumenfeld, ed., Expedition News

See the online article from the Expedition News website – Nov. 2010

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