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
The Canadian Paul Landry (06/09/1955), explorer, author and adventurer, is one of the best known polar guides in the world. Hailing from Ontario, which is the Canadian province with the largest population, he loved the extreme cold from an early age, never hesitating to go off on his own, skiing in winter and kayaking in summer, exploring the many wild and wonderful areas located not far from the small community of Smooth Rock Falls where he lived.
Together with Olivier Giasson, Sébastien Lapierre 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.
Eric Larsen's life epitomizes adventure. A polar explorer, dog musher, adventure racer and educator, he has spent the past 12 years of his life adventuring in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth. Totaled, Eric has traveled enough wilderness miles to circle the globe nearly two and half times.