Polar Dream

A three-year project with the aim of getting to know and documenting the last traditional cultures of the Arctic and the impact of climate change on the life in the North, ending with the first Croatian expedition to the South pole.

  • The expedition to the Nenet nomadic people in the Siberian north and following their migration across the frozen Ob river.
  • The visit to the traditional Inuit community in north-west Greenland and following the last kayaking hunters who hunt narwhals with harpoons.
  • Documenting the Saami people in the north of Norway.
  • The first Croatian exhibition to the South Pole – 1163km on foot, solo, unsupported, and unassisted.

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South Pole Expedition Polar Dream Davor Rostuhar

Davor Rostuhar – Polar dream (ENG)

FROM THE BOOK This empty, monotonous landscape is a huge emotion amplifier. It’s all about me. I’m the only living thing out here, inside a radius of 200 kilometers. This white plain seems like one huge mirror that amplifies everything that I am and everything that is within me. [...] Is this march through the frozen desert one huge temptation for my faith, or is it one huge cleansing and f...

Active Africa

A five-month journey from Zagreb to Togo (West Africa) on a motorbike during 2010 and 2011, and an eight-month journey from Zagreb to Cape Town (East Africa) on a motorbike during 2012 and 2013.

For this project, Davor documented indigenous peoples (the Dogon and Hadzabe people…) and African wildlife, such as endangered mountain gorillas.

The project also had a humanitarian aspect, as Davor and his partner visited local NGOs, fundraising money for several causes, such as saving mingi (cursed) children in Ethiopia and the rehabilitation of former child soldiers in Uganda.

Jungles

  • Three months spent in the remotest areas of Western Papua in Indonesia.
  • A 23 days unsupported expedition to the Bolivian Amazonia, in an area where no man has ever stepped foot, in search for jaguars.
  • A trek 820km up the Sepik river and 270km through the jungle in the remotest part of Papua New Guinea, 52 days away from civilization.
  • An unsupported traverse of Madidi National Park in Bolivia, from the Andean peaks to the Amazon basin, on foot and on raft – 34 days, 450km.
  • Paddling down the San Pedro river in Guatemala for two weeks across 150km with the discovery of an ancient cave with archaeological remains in Guatemala, used by the Maya peoples more than 2000 years ago.

Other Expeditions

  • Snowman Trek – 320km and 21-day long Bhutan expedition, on foot.
  • A climb to the tallest volcano in the tropics, the 6425m Coropuna.
  • Climbing Mont Blanc (4807m), Kilimanjaro (5895m), and an unknown peak in western Tibet (6012m).
  • Walking in the Himalayas to the isolated Mustang Kingdom for one month, 250km.
  • Journey by bicycle from Zagreb to Egypt, 10 months, 8000km.