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Borge Ousland

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Sun, Mar 3
3:00 PM

National Geographic Live!
Adventures in Polar Exploration


“History is always an integral part of the present. We are well aware that we are sailing in the wake of great explorers and adventurers.” – Børge Ousland

When it comes to polar exploration, Børge Ousland is a natural. An avid outdoorsman and former member of Norway’s Marinejeger – equivalent to the U.S. Navy SEALs – he has the physical and mental toughness to survive extreme conditions, as demonstrated by his history-making solo crossing of the Antarctic. Heir to a great Norwegian tradition of polar voyages, he has crafted expeditions replicating the feats of pioneers – in some cases accomplishing what they were unable to do. An audience favorite for his charismatic and compelling presentations, Ousland will report on his latest expeditions with photos and hair-raising video, fresh from the field.

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