Around the world... the hard way...

The team

Benjamin Weber

Auyuittuq0166Ben grew up in the Orkney Islands in northern Scotland, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Brazilian Adventure Society. While not training, he works as a consultant, supporting companies coming to Brazil dealing with a complex business and political environment. He is a born adventurer! Climbing two metre walls when just a toddler (parents looking on and taking pictures rather than grabbing him…….), and has always sought out adventure; living and travelling throughout Asia and Russia, South and North America; enjoying the challenges of sports like extreme altitude mountaineering and long distance bike touring.

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Natalia Almeida

NataliaNatalia is a skilled and experienced television editor and at the same time, a great technical climber. She has led the editing teams of many mainstream TV programs in Brazil such as those covering the Brazilian car rally, the Rally dos Sertões – going through the dry back country of the Brazilian north-east, and Policia 24h – a program accompanying police in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as they face the massive risks of their work. Like Ben, Nat has a keen adventurous streak. Though she had never been higher than 2000m above sea-level, she readily acclimatized and climbed in the extreme heights of the Bolivian Andes, and she faced the winter Land’s End-John O’Groats bike tour together with the Polar Training and Auyuittuq Expedition with relish!

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 Expedition Patron: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Patron of the 360 Extremes TeamSir Ranulph Fiennes, regarded by the Guiness Book of World Records as the World’s Greatest Living Explorer, has agreed to be the patron of the 360 Extremes team. Sir Ranulph led the Transglobe Expedition – one of the inspirations behind the 360 Extremes team’s goals – and has managed so many other remarkable expedition accomplishments. He has been supporting the team through providing advice regarding the training, organization and planning of the expedition, and regarding the hard work that awaits in the polar environments. It is a great honour for us to have Sir Ranulph’s support.

Advisory board member: Ed Stafford

Ed Stafford - Expedition advisor

Ed Stafford, the first man to ever walk the length of the Amazon River – a fantastic achievement that took him two years to complete – has given the expedition his backing, again providing advice for the team regarding the many challenges that await. Thank you Ed for your support!

Advisory board member: Anton Bowring

Anton Bowring Anton has, over the years, been one of the principal figures behind the expeditions of Sir Ranulph, supporting in the organization, planning and logistics of these massive undertakings. With Anton’s wealth of experience, having his backing and support in our organization is an incredible help for us and is invaluable in terms of making our plans a success.

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