About us

After my civil engineering study (Delft, 1985) I have been working over 35 years in the international water sector. Since 2007 I am self-employed; working as a consultant and manager. A large portion of my work is also coaching and training of young professionals who are stationed abroad, working in international projects.

 

Sports are very important in my daily life, I love ice-skating (of course: I am Dutch!) and running (I will run my 12th marathon in 2021). Above all, cross-country skiing and trekking have been a passion since my university years, based on a fascination for arctic exploration and travel. My ‘nutty’ skiing-hobby has brought me to the Alps, the Jura mountains and -since 2005- to Norway for many winter treks, staying in huts or tenting in the snow. Since 2013, when we crossed together the Greenland icecap crossing, we team up together in our winter trips.

Paul

“Passion for snow and ice”

Christoffer

“Outdoor DNA”

I am an ordinary Oslo citizen, born in Trondheim (1976). Did my national service at the Norwegian Army Office Candidate School and became a platoon leader at the King’s Guards. A few years later, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in social work. Currently, I work for a nonprofit organization, caring for drug addicts in Oslo city center.

 

I love being outdoors and enjoy skiing, cycling and running (I did one marathon so far laughing). Every year I spend a lot of time in the Norwegian Mountains, including Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Long-distance challenges have a special attraction to me. This also brought me to Greenland (2013) for the crossing of the ice-cap where I met Paul. Ever since then we make annual ski-treks.

Paul

“Passion for snow and ice”

After my civil engineering study (Delft, 1985) I have been working over 30 years in the international water sector. Since 2007 I am self-employed; working as a consultant and manager. A large portion of my work is also coaching and training of young professionals who are stationed abroad, in international water projects.

Sports are very important in my daily life, I love ice-skating (I am Dutch!) and running (I ran my 10th marathon in 2017). Above all, cross-country skiing and trekking has been a passion since my university years, based on a fascination for arctic exploration and travel. My ‘nutty’ skiing-hobby has brought me to the Alps, the Jura mountains and -since 2005- to Norway for different winter treks, staying in huts or tent. Since 2013, when I tented with Christoffer for 4 weeks during our Greenland icecap crossing, we team up together in our winter trips.