Many people consider David Hempleman-Adams to be one of the best explorers in the World today, taking part in over 40 polar expeditions and setting over 14 world records. He is world famous as the first man to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam, a challenge which has seen him conquer the North and South Magnetic Poles, become the first Briton to walk solo and his most recent achievement – winning the Mamont Cup 2015, a ski race of the last degree to the North Pole (circa. 111 km).
Artur Chilingarov is a Russian polar explorer. As a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he has been awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union in 1986 and the Hero of the Russian Federation in 2008. Artur’s career has seen him head up a number of high profile projects and expedition including the drift ice station “North Pole-19”, the 17th Soviet Antarctic Expedition, the first deep High-Latitude Arctic Deep-Water Expedition, a sea dive to 14,000 feet that used submersibles to descend to the seabed at the North Pole as well as publishing an impressive list of polar research based scientific papers.
Frederik Paulsen is Chairman of the Board of Ferring, a global speciality biopharmaceutical group headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, and the Honorary Consul for the Russian Federation in Lausanne, Switzerland. Outside of business, Mr Paulsen is a philanthropist with an active interest in exploration. Some notable expeditions include numerous expeditions to both the north and south poles, the first flight in an Ultralight across the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia, and the first deep High-Latitude Arctic Deep-Water Expedition, a sea dive to 14,000 feet that used submersibles to descend to the seabed at the North Pole.
Sergey Gorbunov started his service in 1993 as an officer in the Arctic at the Francis Joseph’s archipelago, followed by the Taimyr Peninsula. To this day, Sergey’s life is closely connected to the Arctic: he has taken part in many expeditions, including ones to the North Pole; archipelagos Spitzbergen, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya as well as the Wrangel Island, just to name a few. He is the Project Coordinator at the International Mammoth Committee (Mammuthus) – an expedition program dedicated to salvaging fossils in the Siberian permafrost for tens of thousands of years.
Tamara Mazur is the official Media Representative of Foundation Mamont. Through many years of experience in the fields of Marketing and Media Communication, Tamara Mazur has been supporting the mission of the foundation since September 2013 by promoting its research efforts in the Polar Regions, informed action to achieve a sustainable environment, thus duly enabling it to spread its scientific discoveries across the globe.
As a scientific coordinator and consultant for several polar missions, Christian de Marliave has over 20 years of experience in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The knowledge and database he has acquired make him one of the prime specialists in this field. Not only has he published numerous works and is currently developing a series on the Polar Regions; along with his partners, Christian belongs to the scientific, educational and technical interface of the Foundation Mamont.
François Bernard knows the polar regions inside out, having crisscrossed over 500 ascents in Europe. He has participated in many expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica with every imaginable means of transportation, including skis, ULM, caterpillars, modified DC-3s, and the schooner Tara. François has taken hundreds of photographs that capture unsuspected treasures of polar regions, witness to the upheavals of our planet. No aspect of the polar regions escapes his precise and fascinated eye.
Bernard Buigues has traversed the Great North for over twenty years. From his logistics base-camp in Khatanga on the Taimyr Peninsula inside the Arctic Circle, he began by organizing expeditions for others – adventurers and tourists – to the geographic North Pole. Since his encounter with the Jarkov Mammoth in 1997, he has dedicated his life to salvaging the treasures of the Siberian Arctic’s permafrost. In 1998 he created the Mammuthus program with Professor Yves Coppens. Scientists around the world have responded to his efforts by joining the adventure.