GREENLAND: Belgium has lost its most famous explorer. Famous in particular for having crossed Antarctica on foot with his sidekick Alain Hubert, Dixie Dansercoer died on Monday evening.
Dansercoer was leading the way when the ice broke beneath his feet. He fell into an abyss. His colleague could not do anything. A helicopter arrived quickly on the scene, 3.5 hours later, but again without success. The crevice was so deep that the body was not even visible to the naked eye. “Everything was tried to descend into the abyss but it is incredibly deep and there was no visual contact with the body,” says his friend Stefan Maes, with whom he worked, at La Voix du Nord.