Ice Axe Expeditions
Doug Stoup is a polar adventurer and educator dedicated to sharing the profound beauty and fragility of our planet. As the founder and President of both Ice Axe Expeditions and the Ice Axe Foundation, Stoup has traveled, climbed, skied and snowboarded in some of the most remote regions on the planet. He has skied to both poles more than anyone on the planet. He climbed three of the seven summits (Denali, Kilimanjaro and Vinson Massif) and is the first American male to ski to the South Pole.
- -First ski and snowboard descent of the highest peak in Antarctica (Vinson Massif 16,077 ft)
- -Anvers Island (off the coast of Antarctica)
- -Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu in the Himalayas
- -Ice Bike Expedition — a solo test of a prototype bike on Antarctic glacial ice.
Doug’s more recent journeys include:
On January 18, 2008 Stoup made polar history by completing a 47-day expedition from the Weddell Sea (Filtchner Ice Shelf) to the South Pole, a distance of 738 miles. The team of 2 set out and successfully completed Ernest Shackleton’s failed 1914-1916 Imperial Trans-Antarctic crossing. Doug prides himself on taking his Polar teams to the North and South poles raising money for children’s charities in the UK and Canada. Stoup is also a proud participant of Pole Track — an international North Pole expedition and has continued to participate in data collections supporting climate change research.
Doug continues to explore the planet and push the limits of human endurance. He is a expedition leader, humanitarian, ski mountaineering guide, product tester and
designer, father, and seven day adventurist.
Learn more about the Ice Axe Expedtions and the trips they offer here: