The Pax Arctica – Russian Arctic Expedition 2017 – Focus on the team: Victor Boyarksy

Second part of the focus on the team members taking part in our latest expedition. 

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VICTOR BOYARSKY

THE EXPLORER GUIDE

The well-know explorer Victor Boyarsky will be the guide for this expedition. He is Deputy PR Director of the Russian State Museum of Arctic and Antarctic.

His scientific background is in radio-glaciology. He took part in four Antarctic and numerous Arctic expeditions, in 1988 he crossed Greenland from South to North by ski and dog with international team, in 1989-1990 he participated in the International expedition "Transantarctica", the longest in history, 6500 km crossing Antarctic continent on ski and with dogs. In 1995 he organized and participated in the International expedition "Twin Pole" crossed Arctic ocean from Siberia to Canada via North Pole. Since 1997 up to know organized and participated in more than 30 expeditions to North Pole on ski and with nuclear icebreaker. He was at North Pole more than 60 times.

He is a prominent Russian traveller, Honored Polar Explorer of Russia, Chairman of the Polar Commission of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS), member of the National Geographic Society of the United States, full member of the National Tourism Academy and the International Academy of Refrigeration, Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics and member of the Union of Russian Writers. Victor was a director of Arctic and Antarctic Museum in Sankt Petersburg from 1998 to 2016. He is author of six books about Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.