Cornelissen Marc (The Netherlands)
After Marc Cornelissen completed his studies in 1995 at the Technical University in Delft, he decided to trade in his budding career as an architect for that of a professional adventurer and organizer of expeditions.
He has a broad experience in making expeditions into the remote regions of this planet. His projects took him to the Peruvian cloud forests, the Gibson Desert of Australia, and more often than not, to the polar regions. He is one of the few who has reached both the Geographic North and South Pole on skis (respectively 1997 and 2000). His experiences with large and often complex expeditions form the basis for many television documentaries, books, publications, and intriguing lectures and training programs for international business organizations.
Alarmed by continuous reports on climatic changes in the arctic, Marc initiated Pole Track: "The drive to return to the North Pole once more for a scientific expedition is fueled by my desire to contribute to a better understanding of the icy wilderness that I love so much. With this new project I want to bridge the gap between the cold facts of science and the way we take care of this great white spot on our planet."