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Jose Naranjo
Jose Naranjo
Arctic World director
First ever ski crossing of the Barnes icecap - 2012
First ever ski crossing of the Barnes icecap - 2012

Leader of the world first ever crossing on skis of the Barnes icecap in total autonomy through the longest possible route. The Barnes is a polar cap of 6,000 square kilometres located in Arctic Canadian Baffin Island. First in the world to complete the “Baffin polar Trilogy” (Barnes icecap, Penny icecap and Akshayuk Pass).

Ski expedition from Geographic North Pole to Canada - 2011
Ski expedition from Geographic North Pole to Canada - 2011

Member and cameraman of the Australian expedition Pole to Pole Run. The team skied 800 kilometers on the Arctic Ocean from the Geographic North Pole to Canada. First Spaniard to do that crossing.

First Spanish ski crossing of the Sam Fjord - 2010
First Spanish ski crossing of the Sam Fjord - 2010

Leader of the first national ski crossing of the Sam Fjord and Steward Valley situated north of the Arctic Circle on Baffin island, Canada. In this remote fjord are the highest sea cliffs on Earth. During the route the expedition members skied down the legendary Polar Sun Spire, a granite wall of 1,600 meters high with a vertical free fall to the sea. It is considered the highest sea cliff on the Earth.

First Spanish ski crossing of the Penny icecap - 2009
First Spanish ski crossing of the Penny icecap - 2009

Leader of the Spanish first ski crossing of the Penny Icecap on Baffin Island, Canada. 25 Days by skis in total autonomy without any previous deposits. The expedition traveled 200 kilometers of ice, snow and rock opening a new route. They climbed up 2,000 meters and walk on all highest summits of this great mass of ice. This is the longest ski crossing ever on this icecap.

First Spanish - German ski crossing of the Akshayuk Pass - 2008
First Spanish - German ski crossing of the Akshayuk Pass - 2008

First Spanish - German ski crossing of the Akshayuk Pass, located in Baffin Island (Canada).
Jose Naranjo, director of Arctic World and Ingrid Ortlieb, a german woman settled in Spain, were crossing the gorge of more than 100 kilometers defile where is situated the highest overhanged mountain wall on the Earth. They skied the route without external assistance in winter where the temperature dropped until 60º C below zero of thermal sensation.

Inari lake ski crossing - South Pole expedition training - 2008
Inari lake ski crossing - South Pole expedition training - 2008

Winter crossing of the Inari lake, the largest in Lapland with Chus Lago, the first Spanish woman and third in the world who climbed mount Everest without oxygen. This crossing was made as training for the 1,200 kilometres Geographic South Pole expedition who Chus Lago did in 2009. Jose Naranjo is her polar technical trainer.

Nanoq snowmobile expedition - 2007
Nanoq snowmobile expedition - 2007

Leader of Nanoq 2007 expedition. 500 Kilometers by snowmobile in total autonomy through the frozen sea of the mythical North West Passage located in the Canadian Arctic. First Spanish expedition.

Baffin expedition - 2007
Baffin expedition - 2007

Leader of the Baffin 2007 Expedition. A dogsled and snowmobile crossing through the Auyuittuq and Sermilik National Parks (Canada). First Spanish expedition.

Sailing of the longest fiord on Earth - 2007
Sailing of the longest fiord on Earth - 2007

Sailing the longest fiord on Earth located in the East Greenland coast. From Iceland to Greenland. First Spanish expedition.

The first hotel in History set on a frozen sea - 2006
The first hotel in History set on a frozen sea - 2006

Creator and coordinator of the first hotel in History set on a frozen sea. Project carried out during the Nanoq 2006 expedition on the key place of the mythical North West Passage in Canadian Arctic. Setting up and dismantling of the hotel conducted with the utmost respect for the environment and compliance with all Canadian laws and regulations on environmental matters.

Thule dogsled expedition - 2004
Thule dogsled expedition - 2004

Leader of the Spanish-Venezuelan expedition Thule 2004, a 300 Km trip in dogsledge with Inuit hunters through North Greenland to Siorapaluk, the northermost village on Earth.

First worldwide ski crossing of the Baltic Sea - 2003
First worldwide ski crossing of the Baltic Sea - 2003

Leader of the Transbaltic 2003 Expedition. First worldwide expedition that crossed the Baltic Sea on skis from Finland to Sweden in total autonomy (no external assistance) through the icebreakers route.

Geographic North Pole international ski expedition - 2002
Geographic North Pole international ski expedition - 2002

Member of a last degree international expedition on skis to Geographic North Pole from the Siberian side.

The fastest polar crossing in History - 2001
The fastest polar crossing in History - 2001

Co-leader of the Transgreenland 2001 expedition which crossed Greenland from South to North in total autonomy (no external assistance) in a sledge hauled by gigant kites. 2,225 Km in 32 days through the Greenland icecap. It was the fastest polar crossing in history at that time. During this expeditions it was beaten the world record in distance covered in a single day during a polar expedition: 421 Km.

Magnetic North Pole ski expedition - 2000
Magnetic North Pole ski expedition - 2000

Leader of the only expedition in the world that reached the Magnetic North Pole in  the year 2000 on skis. The only Spanish person who has reached twice the Magnetic North Pole on skis and total autonomy (no external assistance).

Spanish TV expedition in Greenland icecap - 2000

Member of the Spanish TV expedition to the Greenland icecap for filming a documentary. A 600 kilometres crossing on sledges hauled by giant kites.

Spanish TV expedition on the Great Slave Lake - 2000

Member of the Spanish TV expedition to the Great Slave Lake in Canada for shooting a documentary about the first tests of a sledge hauled by giant kites.

Magnetic North Pole ski expedition - 1999
Magnetic North Pole ski expedition - 1999

Leader of the second Spanish expedition on skis to the Magnetic North Pole in total autonomy (without external assistance) in the Canadian Arctic.

Polaris expedition on the Northwest Passage - 1998

Member of the Polaris 98 expedition on the Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic at 75º North latitude. A 100 Km crossing on skis onto the ice sea of the Northwest Pasagge.

Nanuk expedition in Svalbard - 1989

Member of the Nanuk 89, a mountain expedition in Svalbard an archipelago located at 80º North latitude in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

Polar guide - 1999 to 2012

14 years as a polar guide in tens of expeditions and trips in the high Arctic (North Pole, Canada, Greenland, Lapland, Siberia, etc.) with individual travellers, groups and companies. More than 1,000 travellers guided in polar regions.