Belgian native Dixie Dansercoer was the ultimate polar explorer and outdoor enthusiast. His achievements include a high-altitude mountain-biking world record, becoming windsurfing champion of his country and completing several marathons and triathlons, but he was particularly captivated by the polar landscapes. Dixie pioneered crossings of both poles on foot and advised the European Space Agency. His renown even led to a statue in his home town of Nieuwpoort. Dixie died in 2021.