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

  • Falvey Pat

    Falvey Pat (Ireland)

    Adventurer, Explorer, Motivational speaker, Team trainer, Author, Photographer and film producer, Pat Falvey is Ireland's leading team trainer and motivational speaker as well as being a world-renowned adventurer and explorer. Pat's life has had more than its fair share of triumphs and disasters as a businessman and adventurer.

  • Fiennes Ranulph (Sir)

    Fiennes Ranulph (Sir) (United Kingdom)

    Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet OBE (born 7 March 1944), usually known simply as Ranulph (Ran) Fiennes, is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records.He is known to be the first man to visit both the north and south poles by land.

  • Finsaas Ronny

    Finsaas Ronny (Norway)

    The legendary Ronny Finsaas (the kiting god) is an expert in kite polar travel. When not involved in an expedition, or cooking at the Finse 1222 hotel, he can usualy be found outside teaching ski-sailing or doing ski-sail expeditions around Finse. Being a member of the local rescue team, he also has wide experience of glacier rescue.

  • Floate Sandra

    Floate Sandra (Australia)

    Sandra Floate is the mother of 2 children and is working with her partner Harry in their business "Harry's Cabinets". She is known in the polar world for having taken part in what was dubbed the "Ice Maidens" expedition during the 2004/2005 Antarctic season.

  • Franco Christina

    Franco Christina (Italy)

    In 2009 and 2010, the adventuress, Christina Franco, who lives in London and ardently defends the plight of the rhinoceros and is an ecologist through and through, has twice tried to reach the North Pole. Unsuccessfully.

  • Fuchs Arved

    Fuchs Arved (Germany)

    German explorer Arved Fuchs was born in 1953. In 1989, Arved and the famous mountain climber Reinhold Messner were the first to reach the South pole without using only skis and kites. He is the first and - to date - only person to have reached both poles on foot within a single year.

  • Funatsu Keizo

    Funatsu Keizo (Japan)

    Keizo Funatsu is a great adventurer, born in Osaka, Japan in 1956. He graduated from Kobe University. He was an office worker for a Japanese business firm but quit in 1984. After he left his regular job, he started his life as an adventurer. In 1985, he moved to Minnesota where he learned about mushing. Keizo Funatsu was the dog handler of the famous Trans-Antarctica Expedition by Jean-Louis Etienne (1989-90) that went from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Russian research base of Mirny.

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