Doug Stoup

Polar Explorer

Doug fell in love with Antarctica 20 years ago on the first ski and snowboard Descent of the highest peak in Antarctica, The Vinson Massif (16,077 ft) Doug has pioneered the skiing in the Antarctic Peninsula and this is his 48th trip to Antarctica and his 28th to the Antarctic Peninsula. Doug has lead international scientific expeditions to both poles. As the founder and President of both Ice Axe Expeditions and the Ice Axe Foundation, he is an educator dedicated to sharing the profound beauty and fragility of our planet and continues to push the limits of human endurance leading disabled adventurers in the polar environments while raising monies for charities. Doug is an expedition leader, professional ski guide, environmentalist, humanitarian, father and husband.


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