Eric is a Polar adventurer, guide and instructor. As an educator, he strives to connect people to places and issues and in recognition of those efforts, Eric was elected as one of Outside Magazine’s Eco All Stars in 2008.
In 2006, Eric and Lonnie Dupre completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. He successfully led his first expedition to the South Pole in 2008 and is now one of only a few Americans to have skied to both the North and South Poles.
In November 2009, Eric returned to Antarctica for the first leg of his world record Save the Poles expedition. He became the first person to reach “all 3 poles in a single year.” This time he completed a 750-mile ski traverse to the geographic South Pole then two short months later he was at the northern Ellesmere Island for a land to North Pole expedition. His international team reached the North Pole 51 days later on Earth Day April 22, 2010. He completed the final leg of the Save the Poles expedition by climbing Mt. Everest in a rare Fall ascent with the Mountain Professionals Sherpa team.
Eric’s other expeditions include the last full length unsupported North Pole expedition in 2014 with Ryan Waters, climbing Mt. McKinley, Orizaba, Ojos del Salado, many Cascades Volcanoes, and he continues to instruct the Polar Ski Training, and guide on Last Degree North and South Pole expeditions.
He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado.