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

  • Gambi Rob and Jo

    Gambi Rob and Jo (Australia)

    In 2005 Rob and Jo Gambi became the first married couple to achieve the ultimate adventurer's ambition when they climbed the "Seven Summits" (the highest mountains on all seven continents) and skied to both the North and South Poles. Rob is also the first Australian and Jo the first female to achieve this feat.

  • Gerber Andrew

    Gerber Andrew (South Africa)

    29 year old Andrew Gerber lives in London and works as a management consultant. He was born and brought up in South Africa and moved to England in 1994 to read history at Durham University. Following his graduation in 1997, he headed for Sydney, Australia where he joined an American consulting firm Bain & Co. In 1999 he moved with Bain to Stockholm Sweden, where he stayed for almost three years before moving back to London.

  • Giasson Olivier

    Giasson Olivier (Canada)

    Together with Sébastien Lapierre, Olivier Giasson has tried a Greenland crossing in spring 2010. Both had to abandon due to the fact that arrived on the spot, they had received bad information and they have been dropped quite far (3 days skiiing) from the glacier they had choosen to climb to get on the plateau.

  • Gildea Damien

    Gildea Damien (Australia)

    Damien Gildea has already seven Antarctic trips under his belt. He has made it to the top of Mt Vinson 3 times already and has ascended 8 times the nearby summits.

  • Gjeldnes Rune

    Gjeldnes Rune (Norway)

    Born 1971-05-20, in Surnadal, Norway, Rune Gjeldnes is a Norwegian adventurer holding the records of the longest ski journey without being resupplied and the longest ski journey. He is the only person to ski across the North Pole, the South Pole and Greenland without resuplies.

  • Gjersoe Gregers

    Gjersoe Gregers (Denmark)

    Born in 1958, Gjersøe Gregers is living with his girl friend and 3 children. Ordinarily he is working as a pilot in SAS. His passion for the Polar Regions starts in 1995 when he visited the polar museum in Tromsø. He was completely absorbed by the adventure that surrounded the old polar explorers.

  • Goss Pete

    Goss Pete (United Kingdom)

    Pete Goss is a West Countryman and former Royal Marine who is no stranger to adventure. Pete is married with three children and lives in Cornwall. Alan Chambers and Pete Goss are leading groups through the barren beauty of the arctic wilderness to the very peak of the planet.

  • Graeme Joy

    Graeme Joy (Australia)

    Graeme Joy is one of the most focused and motivating of all business presenters in Australasia. As joint leader and navigator of the International North Pole Expedition, Graeme became the first and only Australian to ski to the North Pole.

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