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

  • McDonald Ben

    McDonald Ben (Great Britain)

    Cadet Petty Officer Ben McDonald was a member of the 'Polar Watch' Expedition initiated by the Royal Navy. Together with five other companions, they have made the trek Resolute Bay - Magnetic North Pole, during the spring season 2006.(We have not followed this expedition).

  • McIntyre Rob

    McIntyre Rob (Great Britain)

    Sergeant Rob McIntryre was a member of the 'Polar Watch' Expedition initiated by the Royal Navy. Together with five other companions, they have made the trek Resolute Bay - Magnetic North Pole, during the spring season 2006.(We have not followed this expedition).

  • McKeand Hannah

    McKeand Hannah (Great Britain)

    Hannah is an accomplished polar guide and expeditioner and in 2006 set a world record for skiing from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole; a 690 mile journey she completed in just 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes. She has now skied to the South Pole six times, more times than any other person in history, and completed numerous expeditions in the other polar regions of the world.

  • McNeill Jim

    McNeill Jim (Great Britain)

    With more than a quarter of a century of Arctic travelling, Jim McNeill is an accomplished polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker. In January 2001 he conceived the idea of combining his professional rescue expertise with his polar expeditioning into a long term vision known as the Ice Warrior Project.

  • Meagan McGrath

    Meagan McGrath (Canada)

    Meagan McGrath is the first Canadian woman to summit 'The Seven Summits'. At 32, she continues to pursue her dream : to reach South Pole, solo and unassisted, and to climb next season the five highest peaks in the world.

  • Messner Reinhold

    Messner Reinhold (Italy)

    Reinhold Messner is, without a doubt, the most famous explorer/mountaineer of our time. Not only did he initiate a number of inventions in the climbing field, he has also achieved a fair number of world firsts.

  • Mill Dave

    Mill Dave (Scotland)

    The Scott Mill Dave, born in 1968, will probably be remembered as the man who failed the Ward Hunt-North Pole trek three times in a row, in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

  • Mortvedt Art

    Mortvedt Art (United States)

    Art Mortvedt has been involved with polar expeditions to both Arctic and Antarctic for 25 years. He is an elected member of The Explorers Club, New York and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London.

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