PolarX has, throughout decades of involvement in countless number of projects, built up a team of experts in all things polar.
Our team’s experience and ability has achieved world-renowned results. Click on a team member to learn more.
Jason Roberts is an award-winning filmmaker, polar expert, dedicated environmentalist, and world leading authority on Polar Bears. He has devoted his life to both the Arctic and Antarctic, working with the production of natural history documentaries, Hollywood feature films, and landmark Drama series.
Prior to filmmaking he worked for research institutes doing field studies on a number of projects concerning our polar regions. Through his passion for the poles he has aided yachts, art projects and intrepid explorers to achieve their near impossible goals. Jason’s inspiration is that through information presented in Natural History programs, art, and exploration younger generations can create a wave of change to protect the planet’s environment for the future.
Timothy studied photography in Oslo before moving to Svalbard where he has worked in all aspects of guiding, including snowmobiling, hiking, ice caving, skiing, kayaking, and boating. A keen outdoorsman, he has a very wide skillset, from detailed wildlife knowledge, to carpentry and mechanics. Always outdoors, and never without a camera, Timothy has extensive experience on long film projects, glacial work, hunting and all aspects of polar safety.
Mechanic & Logistics
Jonas was raised in the mountains of Sweden and has been fixing anything motorised since he was 5 years old. Living for several years in Svalbard, he has been working as a snowmobile mechanic, workshop master and a guide. He holds a licence and has vast experience in driving heavy vehicles such as wheel loaders, snow groomers & track vehicles. His free time is spent building a mountain cabin in Sweden and enjoying adventurous and challenging snowmobile expeditions in both Svalbard and Sweden.
Arran has dedicated his entire life to the outdoor industry and has been actively working within the outdoor field for the past decade. He is a certified Arctic Nature Guide and holds a BA in Outdoor Leadership. In addition, he holds several mountaineering and climbing qualifications. Arran has many years of experience working in the Arctic where he has been guiding remote excursions, snowmobile tours and long skiing expeditions.
Drone & UW-ROV
Mikael emanates from a childhood spent in the mountains of Sweden. With a long carrier in food and beverage management and his life passion in the wilds of the polar regions. He is responsible for the planning and implementation of PolarX’s Drone and UW ROV operations. A skilled photographer, cameraman, drone & ROV pilot and an expert in polar safety. Mikael’s private expeditions has led him across most off the Svalbard archipelago and has work experience with natural history productions, drama series, cruising yachts and exploration.
Mechanic & Logistics
Marius grew up in the mountains around Alta in Northern Norway. He joined PolarX as a camp manager for our Ice Train project, so impressing with his diverse skill set and diligent work ethic that he was quickly onboard as a permanent team member. Having been educated on the Arctic Nature Guide course at the University Centre in Svalbard in 2017, Marius has in-depth knowledge in polar logistics, snowmobiles, and heavy belt vehicles in winter; to boats, hiking and glacier work in the summer.
Jonathan origins from the North of Germany, but his Degree-Studies in Geosciences and a fascination for Wilderness areas led him to Svalbard in 2004. He has a very diverse skillset having worked in every aspect of polar field work, from facilitating research and education, to guiding throughout all seasons, and working as a field inspector with the regulatory authorities. Jonathan is just as comfortable at navigating boats as he is with alpinism, and never happier than on a snowmobile.
Lea has wide-ranging experience from studying History and Interior Architecture to ski expeditions in Northern Norway & Svalbard, to working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles.
She is currently Office Manager at PolarX, where she is responsible for planning and coordinating productions, scheduling staff, equipment maintenance and has spent extensive time in the field guiding clients and guests on snowmobiles, hikes, and boats. Lea is an educated Arctic Nature Guide and authorised Svalbard Guide holding several licenses for boats and UAVs. Lea handles the daily running of the office, organising schedules and working between clients and our team in the planning phase of the productions/projects.
Andreas Åmli Hansen
Andreas spends extensive time in the field where he enjoys leading a variety of projects. A former professional snowboarder, he is an expert in demanding and extreme activities, ranging from polar expeditions and big mountain skiing to multi-pitch climbing to ice diving. Before joining PolarX, Andreas has worked as an Environmental Therapist, Polar Guide and Field Engineer on Svalbard, where he enthusiastically shared his knowledge and skills with co-workers and clients.
Kristian stems from a childhood in the Norwegian countryside. He grew up to dedicate his life to long expeditions in Svalbard and Africa, where he seeks to educate clients and facilitate to their individual visions, expanding comfort zones. An educated Arctic Nature Guide, Kristian holds a vast number of certificates for boat operations, climbing, diving, and kayaking. He is an expert in glacier travel and polar safety and a true DIY master in the field.
Carl Werner Røper
Carl is an avid sailor and boat enthusiast from the magnificent Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. He has extensive experience in organising and executing logistical projects in Arctic environments. After he graduated with a degree in Outdoor Life and Guiding, Carl dedicated all his time to Ski & Sail trips along the length of the Norwegian coast. Looking for new adventures, Carl followed his dreams northwards in 2021 and joined PolarX, where he quickly became a trusted and valued team member.