« think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal! »
— Paulo Coelho —
Alban Michon is a specialist in the extreme. In 2010, he embarked on a 45-day adventure to the geographical North Pole, then in 2012, he headed to Greenland for ‘Le Piège Blanc’ (The White Trap) expedition. He runs the ice diving school in Tignes (Savoie, France) and has transformed it into a real training centre for divers for polar expedition diving teams.
The polar region is perpetually changing, and we are moving into a period of climate transition.
The legendary “Northwest Passage” which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean is a major economical and political issue as it shortens the current sea route between Europe and the Far East by around 6,000km.
Threatened by global warming and increasing commercial activity, this majestic, romantic region is now endangered.
It’s important for us to keep a record of it and to encourage the general public to start thinking about it through never-before-seen images.
TELLING YOURSELF THAT NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
” We have no interest in taking pointless risks, no desire for heroic suffering, we’re not looking to defy nature. What is it that attracts us so much? “
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Crédits photos / vidéos : Andy Parant, Thomas Vollaire, Cédric Viollet, Benoit Poyelle, Franck Fougère, René Heuzey, Mattéo Rivoli, Vincent Berthet, Le cinquième Rêve.