Svalbard is the northernmost tip of Europe and, a few research bases aside, its settlements are the
northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet. Located between the 76° and 81° parallels,they are far
more northerly than any part of Alaska and all but a few of Canada's Arctic islands.
Brophy is driven by a love of active adventure and immersive cultural travel. He has skied through the remote fjords of Svalbard and been trained as a yoga teacher in Bali.He lived in the backcountry of Patagonia for 80 straight days, climbing un-named and sea kayaking through uninhabited island chains. He has trekked through sacred mountains in the Himalayas, skied virgin lines in Alaska, fished remote rivers in New Zealand, and explored the Colombian Amazon. With Untrodden, he dreams of facilitating similar journeys for others.
Aurora Arktika was born out of a longing to share nature’s wonders in a way that preserves the environment and respects local cultures.Our journeys offer unparalleled access to pristine beauty, with the safety and comfort of an arctic sailboat as basecamp. I've been immersed in the mountains and oceans around his native Ísafjörður all my life. I'm a Naval Architect and Ocean Yachtmaster and have been skippering the Aurora since 2006. My work and play have taken me all over the world – from skiing in Canada and climbing in the Alps, to kayaking in Greenland and sailing in Antarctica.
With a passion for adventure and exploration I have been active as a guide full time since 2013 and it is my biggest passion in life.Showing others the most amazing areas and experiencing the wild and untouched places really is what drives e and something I hope I will get the chance to convey to you as well. I am well known with the Scandinavian mountain range and have several qualifications such as Mountain Leader Award (Summer and Winter), Avalanche Technician, Wilderness First Responder and University trained as an Adventure and Wilderness Guide. Now, let's talk about your next adventure?
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