Boyarsky Victor (Russia)
Victor has 30 years of experience in the polar regions. From 1973 to 1987, he participated in four Antarctic and six Arctic expeditions. As a member of international teams, Victor has crossed Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic Ocean by ski and dogsled.
He has also led 14 ski expeditions to the North Pole and served as lecturer and leader aboard 11 trips to the North Pole aboard nuclear icebreakers. In addition to numerous articles on remote sounding of glaciers and sea ice, Victor has published books on his Antarctic and Greenland crossings. He is currently director of the Arctic and Antarctic Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he lives.
Director and founder of the Agency "VICAAR" as well as a director ofthe Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic. Victor has achievedextraordinary success in Polar guiding and is one of the world's bestpolar explorers. As a scientist he was a leading radioglaciologist ofthe Arctic Antarctic Research Institute and carried our research in theAntarctic. He was a member and co-leader of the numerous internationalpolar expeditions.
List of major accomplishments:
- 1988: He crossed Greenland with dogsleds from South toNorth.
- 1989-1990: He was a point man in the International Trans-Antarcticadogsled expedition.
- 1995: Trans-Arctic dogsled expedition.
- 1997-2006: He guided 7 successful skiing to the North Pole(last degree) expeditions.