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GLEXSummit Speaker Highlight: livarnesen_com
In 1994, Norwegian polar explorer and TEC Member, LivArnesen, was the first woman to ski solo and unsupported to the South Pole, a 50-day expedition of 745 miles (1,200 km). She led the first unsupported women's crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in 1992. In February 2001, Arnesen and American polar explorer polarann59 became the first women in history to sail and ski across Antarctica's landmass, completing a 94-day, 1,717-mile (2,747 km) trek. Since the Bancroft-Arnesen Expedition, their inspirational story has helped spark Bancroft Arnesen Explore, designed to share their feats with audiences around the globe through multi-media presentations, short films, and lectures as a way to motivate people to reach for their own dreams. Beyond exploration, Arnesen has taught and coached students for more than 20 years and is involved in the rehabilitation of drug abusers.
Liv Arnesen is one of the presenters at the Global Exploration Summit on July 3rd through 5th. Marking the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the Earth, and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, explorers from every continent will gather in Lisbon, Portugal to proclaim their commitment to preserve nature and its wildlife through scientific inquiry and their inspiring stories. Set in the stunning backdrop of the Magellan homeland, within the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, the ulisboa, and the LisbonAquarium, the summit will showcase the latest discoveries, plan future expeditions, and connect with the public through mass media and audience participation.
Admission to GLEX2019 is free to all TEC Members. Days 1 and 3 are open only to TEC Members and affiliates. The program for Day 2 will be open to the public. Visit www.glexsummit.com to learn more.