Adventurer • Norway
“We adventurers are ambassadors for the environment by giving voice to what we see on route to the rapidly changing poles”
Cecilie Skog is the only woman in the world to have climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of every continent. A pediatric nurse by training, she achieved the so-called Explorers’ Grand Slam by adding the South Pole (2005) and the geographic North Pole, (unsupported 2006) to the seven summits. She covered the 500 miles between Ellesmere Island in Canada and the Geographic North Pole on skis.