Jose Naranjo is the director of Arctic World, a company specialized in in all related to polar regions like trips, expeditions, conferences, incentives, team-buildings, Inuit handicrafts, exhibitions, polar library, documentary film maker, image bank and so on.
As a polar expeditionary person, José Naranjo has a long and awarded experience. He has won the Spanish Geographic Society Award wich It’s the most important award in Spain about geographical knowledge expasion.
Among lots of expeditions carried out by him, It’s important to highlight the TransGreenland 2001 an expedition that crossed Greenland from the south to the north in total autonomy with a sled hauled by giant kites, becoming the fastest polar crossing in history.
Also noteworthy in his polar career the TransBaltic 2003 expedition. It was the first worldwide crossing of the Baltic Sea with skis through the icebrakers route. And the Penny Icecap 2009, the longest crossing ever made in a remote polar cap located in Baffin island in the Canadian Arctic. That expedition opened a new route from West to East and ascended the highest heights of this huge mass of ice.
Also He is the creator and coordinator of the first hotel in the history set in an ice sea during the Nanoq 2006 expedition. It was built in the key point of the mythical Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. Setting and dismantling that expedition hotel was made with the most environment respect and complying with all Canadian environmental laws and regulations.
In 2011 He made the first national crossing of the route North Pole Geographical to Canada after having skied for 40 days in a row on the frozen Arctic Ocean. He became the first Spanish person, and one of the few people in the world, who made what It’s considered one of the most hardest and dangerous expeditions in the planet.
At informative level he has taught dozens of conferences in national and international level for more than 20 years in companies and institutions such as El Corte Inglés, IE (Instituto Empresa), City Council of Vigo, Siemens-Continental, National Police School, Spanish Geographic Society and so on.
He has wrote some books, and dozens of press reports. Also he has made some documentaries and he appears frequently in important mass media (press, TV, radio, Internet, etc) such a journal of press Marca, Spanish Television (as a member of the program team Edge to the impossible) El Mundo, El País, Telemadrid, Tele5, Antena 3, National Radio of Spain, SER, Cope, Onda Cero, etc.