At World’s End
Climbing up and skiing down the world’s most remote peaks isn’t enough for ski mountaineer and polar guide Doug Stoup. He wants to share his adventures with the world.
by Joanna Egan
For polar pioneer Doug Stoup, the white caps at the ends of the Earth are the world’s last frontiers. Lured by their remote expanses of ice and powder, Doug has ventured to both extremes more than anybody else on the planet, but it’s not adventure that drives him. Sure he was the first American man to ski from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole; the first person to embark on a long-distance cycle across Antarctica on an ‘icebike’; and the first to ski and snowboard down Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain. But, for Doug, adventures like these are driven by scientific research, environmental causes and a very active social conscience.