He has traversed the Great North for over twenty years.
From his logistics base-camp in Khatanga on the Taimyr Peninsula inside the Arctic Circle, he began by organizing expeditions for others – adventurers and tourists – to the geographic North Pole. Since his encounter with the Jarkov Mammoth in 1997, he has dedicated his life to salvaging the treasures of the Siberian Arctic’s permafrost. In 1998 he created the Mammuthus program with Professor Yves Coppens. Scientists around the world have responded to his efforts by joining the adventure.