About Global Expedition Adventures, Inc.

   Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. was the brain-child of the "Wild Bunch" as they were sitting inside a Russian tent during a 3 day Arctic blizzard ....(-40 Fahrenheit, and 35 mph winds) at the North Pole. The "Wild Bunch" consisted of 5 energetic Americans that became the first Americans to fly a hot air balloon over the North and South Poles. Earl Miller, a world renowned hot air balloon pilot had traveled around the world flying hot air balloons over earthen landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, Poland, Russia, Australia, and India. Curtis Lieber the medical officer for the expedition, proposed the concept of organizing an Adventure, Eco-Travel business called Global Expeditions, to offer average men and woman the ability to climb Mt. Everest, trek through the Amazon Rain Forest, and see Earth's last frontiers like the North and South Poles. The idea sprang from the desire to see all the Earth's unique places that until now were left to "experienced adventurers". Global Expeditions has since taken common folk from China, Korea, Canada, America, and Hong Kong etc.....to the North Pole, South Pole, Amazon jungle, Siberia, and to many of the worlds other truly exotic places. Global Expeditions prides itself on personally preparing you for your chosen adventure by sending, faxing, and emailing educational material to you prior to each trip. This means you don't have to be experienced about those environments you are traveling to, for Global Expeditions understands how it was to go somewhere like the North Pole for the first time, and they set their hearts on educating you in a fun and exciting fashion. "The favorite part of each trip is the preparation and dreaming stage, it is wonderful emailing and calling folks to tell them little nuggets of adventure information just to get them excited and charged up for the trip" says Curtis Lieber. "We want you totally prepared for any trip that doesn't take prior experience. We'll supply you with comprehensive and factual information that you will love to read prior to your departure. We want you to begin your adventure before you ever leave! Because when you get back, we want to see the smile on your face. We want to change your life forever!"
    

 

Curtis Lieber:
northpole@geadventures.com

President of Global Expedition Adventures, Inc..
and Lead Expert Guide for North Pole expeditions.

April 10-28,1997 Participated the first American Expedition team to fly a Hot Air Balloon over the North Pole, via Siberia.

February,1998 Participated and helped organize the successful Expedition to the Deep Amazon River Region to airlift medical supplies the the Yanomami Indians. This was the first visitation to the Yanomami Indians by any group of white people, in over 20 years, and was set to save the tribe from a  malaria and cholera epidemic that had been decimating the tribe. The Expedition was required hike many miles into the rain forest from the nearest landing strip.

April, 1998: Participated in the "Balloon over the Pole" Expedition in which the first woman flew over the North Pole.

April, 1999: Organized the "American-Russian Expedition" to the North Pole which also included 7 youngsters to the North Pole.

December, 1999/February, 2000: Organized the "Team Sockeyes" Expedition to the South Pole. This became the first unassisted land crossing of Antarctica from the continent Peninsula near the Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole and back using Russian prototype vehicles.

April, 2000: Organized the North Pole Expedition that included the consulting and logistics for the first "Republic of China Expedition to the North Pole". This expedition also placed the flag of Hong Kong on the North Pole.

April, 2001: Organized the largest North Pole Expedition that included 12 skiers that skied the "Last Degree to the Pole", as well as organized the promotional considerations with Eagles Cry Productions for the "North Pole Hot Air Balloon Rally, in which several balloons flew over the North Pole and were filmed for a documentary. Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. was responsible for placing the first Philippine flag on the North Pole.

April, 2002:  Organized the "First North Pole Marathon"....a 26.2 mile classic runners marathon at the Exact Geographic North Pole. And on April 11, 2002 the North Pole Marathon was run!! 12 runners from all over the world participated in this event of the Century......Also, Curtis organized two ski expeditions, one skydiving event, and 24 "Polar Explorers" were taken to the North Pole that year by this "Seasoned North Pole Organizer".

April 2003: Curtis again organized skydivers from all around the world, and 14 other tourists, and  was responsible for safely determining the precise logistics that allowed for every participant to reach the Exact Geographic North Pole, and return safely back to their respective Homelands.

April, 2004; Curtis celebrated his 10th year at organizing logistics, and transportation for professional and general tourist groups at the North Pole. This particular year, Curtis achieved transportation that led to the first Iranian to reach the North Pole...showing the world, that the North Pole was a place of PEACE, and unity of the nations on this Earth.

February 8-24, 2005; Curtis launched an expedition team to climb the Catabla Glacier, located near Ushuaia, Argentina. He and his team, reach the highest point of the glacier, and descended sucessfully without mishap. This was a technical ice climb.

April, 2005: Curtis made possible the "2005 Skydiving Celebration" that took place on April 12, 2005. He furthermore continued in gathering more adventurists to reach the North Pole this year.

2005 to 2006;  Curtis is currently busy organizing logistics for an "assault" on the South Pole by ski. He will of course organize logistics once again for the April, 2006 North Pole Expeditions, that will include 3 ski teams, 2 separate events of skydiving, and 4 groups of general tourists to the North Pole.

 

Jeff Dyrek

Sales director for Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. 1999-2005 - Responsible for direct sales to large groups and organizations.
Jeff Dyrek has been affiliated with Global Expedition Adventures, Inc., since 1999.

Mikhail  Rybochkine

Expert in the Russian Culture, and the foremost organizer for all Russian tours, and logistics. Mikhail has been working with GEA, Inc. since 1999.

Robert Russell;  Was President of GEA for the years 2002, 2003, and 2004. He guided many of GEA's North Pole Expeditions during that time. He has since resigned to organize Eagles Cry Adventures.

 

Associates


 

 

Vladimir Kavunenko and The Russian Corps of Rescuers

Alexander Bakhmetiev and Krasnoyarsk civil aviation department

Vladimir Vasuitin and The Russian Parachute Association

 

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