Ole Jørgen Hammeken
|Ole Jørgen Hammeken|
|Occupation||polar explorer, actor|
|Parents||Maritha and Motzflot Hammeken|
Ole Jørgen Hammeken − born in 1956 in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, of Maritha and Motzflot Hammeken − is a Greenlandic explorer and actor, based in Uummannaq, a town in northwestern Greenland.
He led the 2006 'Global Warming Dogsled Expedition' – a journey of over 500 km (310 mi) up and over the Greenland ice sheet from Uummannaq Fjord to Ilulissat, intended to draw people's attention to climate change and global warming.
In 2008, Hammeken completed a circumpolar voyage in a motorized open boat. In February 2009, Hammeken planned a centennial dog sled trip from northern Canada to the North Pole, 771 km (480 mi), one-way, minimum distance, retracing the footsteps of Robert Peary. He is a member of The Explorers Club.
|“||It is important to have all these things right because we were colonized so long ago, we can't remember what we forgot.||”|
—Hammeken commenting on the Danish-to-Greenlandic name changes in cartography
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- "Filmen 'Inuk' havde premiere i dag". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 20 April 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010.
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