Mikael Strandberg - Explorer-in-Residence
“The best contemporary explorer in the world” Explorer's
Expedition Planning - including budgets, vehicles selection and
re-fit, shipping, customs clearance and Carnet de Passage, immigration
preparation, route planning, equipment, spares, health and safety,
medical kit, insurance compliance, timeline checks, air travel,
and risk assessment
In-Country Leadership - including port clearances, immigration
support, driver training, local recruiting and staff management,
office support, food and supplies logistics, mechanics and repairs,
finance management, re-supply and emergency contingency
Contact me if you have a large scale expedition and are
looking for a guide and/or logistical support.
Mikael Strandberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikael Strandberg was born in 1962 in Sweden. He started his professional
career as an explorer 25 years ago. The multitalented Mikael is
currently working as an explorer, a lecturer and a writer. Mikael
has also produced three internationally renowned documentaries for
television “PATAGONIA – 3,000 kilometres by horse”
and “THE MASAAI PEOPLE – 1,000 kilometres by foot”
and his much awarded, “-58 degrees – exploring Siberia
1986-1987 Mikael went by bicycle from Chile to Alaska, a distance
of 27,500 kilometres. He crossed the El Darién Jungle, 800
kilometres of virgin rainforest between Panama and Colombia, without
any roads. He carried his bike through swamps and a dense jungle
for a month.
1989-1992 He went by bicycle from Norway to South Africa a distance
of 33,000 kilometres, passing through the SaharaDesert. It took
3 months to push the bike through the dessert, with the help of
only a manual compass.
1994 –1996 Mikael went by bicycle from New Zealand to Cairo
traversing Asia, a distance of 90,000 kilometres.
1997- 1998 As a newly wed man Mikael was accompanied by his ex
wife on his next expedition. This was also their honeymoon. Patagonia
3,000 kilometres by horse through an isolated, windy and painfully
cold part of the world.
2000 Mikael walked through Maasailand in Eastern Africa, exploring
all clans of the Maasai people.
2004 Mikael explored the unknown Kolyma River in North-Eastern
Siberia. 3500 km:s by canoe and by skis in temperatures below -58
2009/10 Expedition Arabia. On Hold! 12 500 km:s of travelling through
the hottest inhabited places on earth, in the Arabian deserts and
Sahara, with camel.
Mikael has written seven books and numerous articles. He is frequently
used by broadcasters for travel and adventure programmes. In Sweden
Mikael has become a household name and Swedish Television SVT and
National Geographic have made a documentary about his life. Mikael's
Siberian Journey was picked as one of the most important Expeditions
in the 21st Century and was included in Explorers Clubs book, in
the autumn of 2007, “They Lived To Tell the Tale – True
Stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club”.
Mikael is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Explorers’
Club, Travellers Club and the Long Riders Guild. During the Siberian
Expedition they carried Explorer Club´s Flag # 95 as a sign
of it’s scientific interest and importance.
He's an Honorary Ambassador of his native district Älvdalen
(2005), an Honorary Ambassador for Cappadocia, Turkey (2010). Mikael
is the first Swede to lecture at the Royal Geographical Society
since Charles John Anderson, 1867. And at the Explorers Club in
New York, where he has lectured twice.
He was awarded The Determination in the Face of Adversity Medal
by the Explorers Club 2005. The Travellers Club of Sweden awarded
him the prestigious Silver Medal in 2006. Travellers Club in Finland
awarded Mikael the Mannerheim Medal at a ceremony in October, 2006.
Mikael is considered as one of the worlds 50 most important and
famous explorers, together with, for example, Sir Edmund Hillary,
Jane Goddall, Reinhart Messner, Borge Ousland, Wade Davies, George
Schaller and many more. They´re all featured in the book “Faces
Mikael has travelled to 115 countries. He has slept more than 2500
nights in his tent. Mikael is a guide for various travel companies
to places such as Galapagos, Patagonia, Siberia, Oman, New Guinea
and the Polar areas.
Explorers Club in London considers Mikael “the best contemporary
explorer in the world” at the present.