Børge Ousland

With solo expeditions to both the South and North Poles, as well as coast-to-coast solo crossings of the Arctic and the Antarctic, Børge Ousland has firmly established himself as the leading polar explorer of our time.

Børge started his polar career by crossing Greenland in 1986, while working as a deep-sea diver in the North Sea. Since turning to exploration full-time in 1993, Børge has successfully completed some of the world’s most demanding expeditions. His focus on thorough preparation emphasises training, teamwork and development of equipment and nutrition.

We are enormously proud of the fact that Helsport tents and sleeping bags have accompanied Børge on several of the world’s greatest polar achievements. Ever since his first expedition to Greenland in 1986, Helsport has had a close cooperation with Børge. He tests our equipment under the world’s most extreme conditions and has, with his unique experience, contributed to the development of several Helsport products – one of the latest is the expedition tent Patagonia.

“Børge Ousland is arguably the most accomplished polar explorer alive!” – National Geographic Adventure, February 2006