Other Recent Expeditions
The attempt on the world’s second highest mountain via the Abruzzi Spur, Pakistan, which took place between June-August 2013. The expedition was aborted after an avalanche wiped out Camp 3 at 7300 meters on 26 July 2013, killing New Zealand mountain guide Marty Schmidt and his son Denali.
The 44 day / 1600 km journey, between Oct-Dec 2011, by foot and camel across the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Desert in the trail of legendary British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Now a Discovery Channel documentary ‘Footsteps of Thesiger’ and Hayes’s book of the same name.
The 67 day / 3120 km unsupported vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap using kites, with Canadian team mates Devon McDiarmid and Derek Crowe, between May-July 2009. Now a National Geographic Channel documentary ‘The Greenland Quest’ (viewable on YouTube channel) and the Arctic’s longest kiting …
The 47 day, 1136 km unsupported journey from Hercules inlet to the South Pole, between Nov-Dec 2007, with a 5 strong international team comprising Canadian Devon McDiarmid, Norwegian Hans Foss, Lebanese Max Chaya and Swiss Evelyn Binsak. The team reached the Pole on 28 Dec 2007.
The 50 day / 775 km (point to point) journey from Ward Hunt island, Canada, to the North Pole, between March-April 2007, with a three man team comprising Canadian Richard Weber and Briton Iain Morpeth. The team reached the Pole on 25 April 2007.