Polar Explorers

This section centralises the names, nationalities and short bios of the polar explorers that have appeared on this website since it was launched in November 1997. Please bear in mind that this section is a work in progress

  • Sweet Rory

    Sweet Rory (Great Britain)

    Rory Sweet was a member of the Teamn2i Expedition (guided by Paul Landry during austral summer 2006-07) which went from russian research base Novolazarevskaya to the pole of Inaccessibility, located at about 1650 km from the coast.

  • Sylvester Alan

    Sylvester Alan (Great Britain)

    Alan Sylvester was one of the team members and expedition leader of the RAF 'Southern Reach' expedition which has attempted the trek Hercules Inlet - South Pole during autral summer season 2006-07. They had to be rescued by ALE logistic being at only 190 km from the Pole.

  • Thornewill Fiona

    Thornewill Fiona (Great Britain)

    Fiona Thornewill (born in July 1966) has become famous together with his husband Mike, since that day when they caught the imagination of the world's press as the non privileged, working couple from Nottinghamshire, who raised £68,000 to fund their record-breaking expedition, raised £100,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Fund and realised their dreams of being the first married couple to walk to both the South and North Poles.

  • Thornwewill Mike

    Thornwewill Mike (Great Britain)

    Mike Thornewill (born in December 1962) has become famous together with Fiona, his wife since that day when they caught the imagination of the world's press as the non privileged, working couple from Nottinghamshire, who raised £68,000 to fund their record-breaking expedition, raised £100,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Fund and realised their dreams of being the first married couple to walk to both the South and North Poles.

  • Towers Phil

    Towers Phil (Great Britain)

    As medical assistant, Phil Towers was a member of the 'Polar Watch'' Royal Marines expedition. Making the trek Resolue Bay - Magnetic North Pole in the spring 2006.

  • Vidmar Wave

    Vidmar Wave (United States)

    Wave Vidmar is the type of adventurer who loves anything that is extreme or involved with what is known as the 'outdoor'. He adores climbing mountains and sailing. In 2004, he was very close at reaching the North Pole solo and unassisted, but failed.

  • Viljanen Jukka

    Viljanen Jukka (Finland)

    Jukka Viljanen is a long distances runner. He has participated to polar races both in North and South Poles.

  • Vivian Matthiew

    Vivian Matthiew (Great Britain)

    Heavy weapons specialist Matthiew Vivian was part of the Royal Marines Team who went from Resolute Bay to the magnetic North Pole, in the spring 2006.

  • Weber Richard

    Weber Richard (Canada)

    The Canadian Richard Weber is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and well-known polar guides who have ever plied their trade. He organised and guided, between 1978 and 2006, more than 45 Arctic expeditions.

  • Weber Tessum

    Weber Tessum (Canada)

    Tessum Weber is regarded as one of the foremost Arctic guides in the arctic. His experience ranges from technical projects such as leading sea kayaking trips, ski expeditions, hiking/trekking trips to logistical projects such as working with film crews in remote regions.

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