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

  • Saunders Ben

    Saunders Ben (Great Britain)

    Born in 1977, Ben Saunders has already four expeditions to the North Pole under his belt. He has skiied more than 1,500 miles on the Arctic pack ice.

  • Scully Kevin

    Scully Kevin (Great Britain)

    Kevin Scully 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.

  • Sjogren Tom & Tina

    Sjogren Tom & Tina (Sweden)

    Originally from Sweden, Tom and Tina Sjogren live in New York. The couple started out in the field of adventure when they climbed the summit of the Everest (1999). They then accomplished a "Two in One" by reaching both the North and the South Pole.

  • Skog Cecilie

    Skog Cecilie (Norway)

    The Norwegian Cecilie Skog is the only woman in the world to have reached the Seven Summits and the two Poles.

  • Smitheringale Tom

    Smitheringale Tom (Australia)

    Tom Smitheringale is above all known for his defeat on the classic trek Ward Hunt - North Pole in spring 2010. Ths was a mission to complete a solo, unsupported expedition to The North Pole and in turn help the Burnet Institute to further its work.

  • St Laurent Darcy

    St Laurent Darcy (Canadien)

    In the company of Eric Larsen and Antony Jinman, Darcy St Laurent has successfully completed the Ward Hunt-North Pole trek during the spring 2010. Currently Darcy is a Search and Rescue technician, part an elite band of Canadian Forces specialists who call themselves SAR Tech’s, whose role it is to rescue others in the unforgiving north.

  • Stancer Rosie

    Stancer Rosie (Great Britain)

    British explorer Rosie Stancer is an internationally renowned polar adventurer. Over the past ten years or so, she has been involved in a number of major expeditions, to both the Arctic and Antarctic.

  • Steger Will

    Steger Will (United States)

    Will Steger is not only a world-famous polar explorer but also a prominent environmental protectionist of the Arctic, and one that is heeded. His dog-sled expeditions on the Arctic pack ice have marked the history of polar exploration.

  • Strandberg Mikael

    Strandberg Mikael (Sweden)

    Mikael Strandberg was born in 1962 in Sweden. He started his professional career as an explorer 23 years ago. He is currently working as an explorer, a lecturer and a writer.

  • Stroud Mike

    Stroud Mike (Great Britain)

    Mike Stroud is best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. They first teamed up in 1986.

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