Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft Ann Bancroft is one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader who is dedicated to inspiring women, girls and audiences around the world to […]

Liv Arnesen

Liv Arnesen is a Norwegian educator, cross-country skier, adventurer, guide, and motivational speaker. Arnesen led the first unsupported women’s crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in 1992. In 1994, she […]

Jill Fredston

Born: 1958 Hometown: Anchorage, AK Education: M.A. in Polar Studies/Glaciology Occupation: Avalanche specialist, author, professional speaker Expeditions: 25,000+ miles of rowing in the far north and sailing around North and […]

Lene Kielsen-Holm

Years: 1963 – 2021 Hometown: Qaqortoq, Greenland Education: M.A. in Social Sciences Occupation: Anthropologist, director, Environmental and Sustainable Development Issues and Research, Inuit Circumpolar Council, Greenland Expeditions: Interviewing fishermen and […]

Vera Metcalf

Born: 1951 Hometown: Savoonga, St. Lawrence Island, AK Education: B.A. in Rural Development Occupation: Director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission and Commissioner on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Expeditions: To […]

Irina Nikolaeva

Born: 1962 Hometown: Moscow, Russia Education: Ph.D. in Linguistics Occupation: Professor of Linguistics Expeditions: Various places in Siberia – from the Urals in the West to the Kolyma in the […]

Birgit Sattler

Born: 1969 Hometown: Innsbruck, Austria Education: Ph.D. in Microbiology & Limnology Occupation: Limnologist (a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes) Expeditions: Antarctica: Dry Valleys, South Pole, Patriot […]