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The press has written…

Here you can read extracts of the articles that the press has written about the expeditions.

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SAS Magazine October 2000
“They gather challenges, ambitious goals and experience for life in the Arctic areas. Next goal is to become the first Danish Expedition who’ll walk on skies to the South Pole without support from the air or provisions lain out in advance. For Gregers Gjersøe and Kristian Joos it is an important condition for success, also on the job, to be able to put up ambitious goals and solve them together…”

Jyllandsposten on 4th January 2001
“Unlucky South Pole explorers. Only 200 km from the goal, the first Danish South Pole expedition is in crisis after a bad luck. Gregers Gjersøe and Kristian Joos intend to reach the South Pole on ski, and till now the expedition has done the in all 1200 km. From Patriot Hill till 90 grades south. But 2001 began with the most serious bad luck till now: In the strong wind, Gregers Gjersøe lost his jacket, his thermos, sunglasses and one of the expedition’s two satellite navigators. ….”


Berlingske Tidende on 12th January 2001
“The goal is near: The two men, who as the first Danes to reach the geographic South Pole on ski, are expected to be there this afternoon, local time, after having walked 1200 km. In 55 days. Before the 43 years old fly captain Gregers Gjersøe and the 36 years old marketing manager Kristian Joos, this morning, 4 hours after Danish time, start the last part of their 55 days’ long skiing journey towards the geographical South Pole, they have put the Danish flag on their ski sticks….”

Jyllands Posten on 14th January 2001
“The polar expedition is in goal. As the first Danes ever, Gregers Gjersøe and Kristian Joos reached the South Pole in the night before Saturday. “We can’t get any farther towards south. The Dannebrog is planted. The South Pole is reached”, the two Danes announced early on Saturday in a mail from 90 degrees latitude S……”


Berlingske Tidende on 14th January 2001
Cool welcome on the South Pole. Two Copenhageners’ dream came true when they, in minus 30-40 degrees reached the South Pole as the first Danish expedition on skies. The night before Saturday, the Danish flag was planted on the southernmost place of the world. It happened when the two adventurers, Kristian Joos and Gregers Gjersøe, reached the South Pole after a long and dangerous journey on ski in storm and difficult ground. The two men have in 55 days walked a distance of 1200 km. In order to become the first Danes to repeat the Norwegian Roald Amundsen’s achievement in 1912.”

Ekstrabladet on 14th January 2001
“Then we are there…The walk on skies done in one of the world’s most unhospital areas with temperatures down to minus 30-40 degrees, hard wind and difficult ground. The two Danes carried through the journey without any help from the outside world such as depots or supplies from the air. All equipment and provision they pulled after themselves in two pulks, each weighing 120 km. At the start.”


Berlingske Tidende on 16th January 2001
“On the top of the bottom of the world. Here is the proof. With ice in the beard and Dannebrog on the ski sticks, the two Danes South Pole explorers Kristian Joos and Gregers Gjersøe are triumphing on the geographical latitudes, which they reached on Friday 12th January at 23pm Danish time. Their triumph and last laborious steps were filmed by one of the workers from the American research station, Scott-Amundsen.”

Jyllands Posten on 6th February 2001
“Polar adventurer chasing snow downtown. A month ago Gregers Gjersøe stood on the South Pole after a very long walk on ski. We took him about in Copenhagen yesterday – chasing white, wild experiences. We succeeded…..well, Gregers Gjersøe from ice paradise to slush hell. When Gregers on 26th January returned from the walk to the South Pole, he had lost 17 kg. So, the expedition, lacking cold, brought something good – the very slim South Pole explorer got a hot dog with “all the stof”. “Since I came home, I have had a ravenous appetite and such a hot dog stand can’t be found on the South Pole”, he says.”


Adventure World Magasinet April/May 2001
“…There were six days till 24th December, and there was guarantee for a white Christmas. Outside the tent the sharp midnight sun of the arctic summer was shining over the deep frozen scenery. Only the eternal wind caused a motion by moving the loose, newly fallen snow and by driving it in an eternal movement in this fantastic ice desert. As far as the eye can see, there was almost nothing to see, nothing but snow and ice.”