Man in Extreme Environments – the Digital Expedition

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Man in Extreme Environments – the Digital Expedition

Photos: Martin Zapanta and Annelie Pompe // Kilian Jornet // NASA Johnson Space Center

Longing for new adventures? We do too, which is why we’re thrilled to invite you to our Digital Expedition: Man in Extreme Environments on the 16th December (19:30-22:00 UTC).

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Cuddle up in front your screen and listen in when world-known adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and other inspiring persons share their stories about pushing the mind and body to the extreme.

You can join the Digital Expedition in Zoom Webinar for a free front row seat in the audience, or simply watch the live stream on Facebook.

Register for free here: Zoom Webinar

We proudly present our speakers for the evening: Annelie Pompe, Kilian Jornet and Christer Fuglesang!

Annelie Pompe

Annelie Pompe

Photos: Roger Borgelid, Hans-Kristian Krogh Hanssen and Annelie Pompe

Annelie Pompe is one of the biggest (but also smallest) adventurers in Sweden. She has had a world record in freediving to 126m in one breath, as well as climbed the seven summits.

Having one leg in the mountains and one in the ocean she claims that the biggest adventure happens on the inside. Adventure is not only about risk and danger but sharing passion and development.

Annelie has a background in sports psychology and finds that the mind is an adventure in itself. She will talk about challenges and ideas from both deep and high adventures.

Kilian Journet

Kilian Jornet

Photos: Kilian Jornet

Killian Jornet defines himself as a lover of mountains. He likes competing, but, above all, he conceives sport as a way to discover landscapes both inside and outside himself.

He will talk about the experimentation towards self-knowledge and pushing limits, during sleep- and food deprivation when taking life-decisive decisions at high altitude.

Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang

Photos: NASA Johnson Space Center

Christer Fuglesang, representing ESA and trained by NASA and Roscosmos, is known as the first Scandinavian astronaut and cosmonaut in space.

In 2006 and 2009 he made two missions with the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station, which orbits Earth around 400 km above sea level.

He has spent close to 27 days in microgravity and has made five spacewalks adding up to almost 32 hour with extravehicular activity. Here, he holds the «Galactic Record» for maximum time aloft by freefloating a spinning frisbee.

Christer will tell his story on how he got to space and share unique experiences on the physical and mental challenges with space voyages.

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Program, December 16, 2020 (UTC)

19:30–19:40: Welcome to the Digital Expedition!

19:40–20:10: Adventures in Mind: Ocean Deep to Mountain High with Annelie Pompe

20:10-20:20: Break

20:20-21:00: The Skyrunner: Beyond the Edge of Human Physiology and Psychology with Kilian Jornet

21:00-21:10: Break

21:10-21:50: Space Voyages: Ultimate Journeys Away from Earth with Christer Fuglesang

21:50-22:00: Thank you, and good night!