Ole Jørgen Hammeken

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Ole Jørgen Hammeken
Born 1956
Nuuk
 Greenland
 Kingdom of Denmark
Nationality Greenlandic
Occupation polar explorer, actor
Parent(s) Maritha and Motzflot Hammeken

Ole Jørgen Hammeken − born in 1956[1] in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland,[2] of Maritha and Motzflot Hammeken − is a Greenlandic explorer and actor, based in Denmark and Russia.

Career[edit]

Polar exploration[edit]

He participated in 2007 in the 'Global Warming Dogsled Expedition' – a journey of over 500 km (310 mi) up and over the Greenland ice sheet from Uummannaq Fjord to Ilulissat,[3] 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.[4][5] He is a member of The Explorers Club.[6]

Acting[edit]

In 2009 Hammeken played the lead role of Ikuma in Le Voyage D'Inuk, a French-Greenlandic film in the Greenlandic language. The film premiered on 20 April 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In 1993 Hammeken returned from Denmark, having abandoned a judicial career, deciding to settle in Uummannaq. January 2013 Hammeken moved from Uummannaq.[2][8][9]

Hammeken is an advocate of traditional Greenlandic arts, preservation of dogsledding and historical hunting techniques.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nødstedt i Ishavet". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish). 13 September 2003. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ehrlich, Gretel (2001). This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland. Random House. pp. 5–9. ISBN 978-0-679-75852-5. 
  3. ^ "Vil åbne ny slæderute mellem Ilulissat og Uummannaq". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 19 March 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Expedition to follow in Peary's tracks". Sermitsiaq. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Greenlandic explorer Ole Jørgen Hammeken to commemorate Peary's centenary". Explorersweb. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Grønlænder i eventyrerklub". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 4 January 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Filmen 'Inuk' havde premiere i dag". Sermitsiaq (in Danish). 20 April 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Children's Home Uummannaq". Children's Home Uummannaq, Official Website. Retrieved 17 July 2010.  (iframes required)
  9. ^ "Suluk 2010 No.1" (PDF). Air Greenland. Retrieved 17 July 2010. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Ehrlich, Gretel (2001). This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland. Random House. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-679-75852-5. 
  11. ^ "Bardot Proviant Klub: media, misunderstanding and Greenland". Mediamatic. Retrieved 17 July 2010.