2014 GREENLAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION TEAM

RAMON HERNANDO de LARRAMENDI

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Is with no doubt one of the great polar explorers of the world and a pioneer in Greenland by excellency. At present, he operates Tasermiut South Greenland Expeditions, a tour and logistics provider. He was born in Madrid in the year 1965. From very young he was attracted by the adventure in polar areas, where he traveled for the first time at barely 20 years of age.

He starred the Mapfre Circumpolar Expedition, in which he traveled 8,700 mi (14,000 km). In 1999 he began the WindSled Project, with which he has journeyed more than 12,427 mi (20,000 km) in the Arctic and Antarctica. He is the founder and director of the logistics and tour operator, Greenland Net. For the 2014 Greenland Circumnavigation Expedition aboard the WindSled, Ramon Larramendi is the organizer, promoter and expedition leader. —

HUGO SVENSSON

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Greenlandic Hugo Svensson ( Ilusissat , 1963) is currently responsible for the fire-fighting service of Mittarfeqarfiit , the government agency that manages the airports in Greenland . Svensson is a known sailor in his country. In this expedition his presence will bring his experience in quickly solving contingencies that may arise.—

 

 

 

 

KARIN MOE BOJSEN

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Trained as a civil engineer by the University of Copenhagen, where she was born, her professional life has led her  to reside for several years in Greenland, Norway and the UK, as well as in West Africa, Jamaica, Trinidad, Sri Lanka, among other places. She is currently working as a freelance engineer for Offshore Co., an aeolian energy enterprise. A job that allows Karin to have the flexibility and time to embark on adventures such as the 2014 Greenland Circumnavigation. In fact, she always uses her free time on expeditions, whether climbing, kayaking or skiing in diverse locations such as Norway, Greenland, Altai Mountains, the Andes or the Himalayas. The last few months she has remained in the Norwegian Arctic, training with the Huskies, dogs used for mushing and dogsledding.—

MANUEL OLIVERA

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Of Mallorcan origin, Manuel Olivera graduated as an industrial engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Subsequently, he completed a Master’s Degree of Science in Civil Engineering from USC, California. At a young age he was already attracted by mountains and adventure. In 1987 he was the expedition leader with the Technical School of Industrial Engineers at UPM, in the Andes of Peru. The following year, he traveled the Spanish Cantabrian coast by kayak with Ramón Larramendi. Two years later he participated in Ramón’s 1990-1993 Mapfre Circumpolar Expedition. Together they have traveled thousands of miles in three different periods, with a total of 16 months. Since 1994, he works at the Ferrovial Company where he holds the position of Global Head of Equipment Service. Within the 2014 Greenland Circumnavigationin Expedition, Olivera will be responsible for communication and management of scientific projects. 

EUSEBIO BEAMONTE

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Born in Madrid and aged 52, Eusebio Beamonte has civil engineer training . He works as a teacher in a training center specializing in the engineering and strength of materials. In his curriculum, more than thirty expeditions to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth mostly associated with mountaineering activities. He has been in the North Pole with Ramón Larramendi, in Antarctica, Patagonia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Borneo, Indonesia, Himalaya several times… The latest feat before commencing the 2014 Greenland Circumnavigation Expedition took place in February when, together with the reknowned mountaineer, Fernando Garrido, he reached the summit of Mt. Aconcagua, almost 22,966 ft (7,000 m) in altitude.

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