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

  • Paton Charlie

    Paton Charlie (Scotland)

    In May 2000, Charlie along with Royal Marine companion Alan Chambers succeeded in becoming the first Brits to walk unsupported from the Canadian coastline to the Geographical North Pole (Team Polar 2000). Ten years later, Charlie took part in the second expedition of the Catlin Arctic Survey.

  • Philips Eric

    Philips Eric (Australia)

    The Australian Eric Philips has lead expeditions to the four biggest ice caps in the world and has been, with his fellow citizen and companion John Muir, the first Australian to reach both the North and South Pole on skis.

  • Pitras Olivier

    Pitras Olivier (France)

    After facing the green inferno of the Amazon forest where he buys his first ship and exploring the canals that run through the Tierra del fuego and Patagonia, Olivier Pitras becomes the first Frenchman to cross the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean by sailboat (Northwest Passage).

  • Portrandolfo Michele

    Portrandolfo Michele (Italy)

    Michele Portrandolfo has attempted twice to reach North Pole (solo and without outside assistance) via the classic route leaving from Ward Hunt. He never made it.

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