Gerard van den Berg  Managing Director 

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Gerard was born in Hattem, a tiny village at the Dutch countryside. There he lived quietly until he left for Spain when he was 22 years old. Since he was very young he felt attracted towards learning about the survival techniques of indigenous people, those who managed to remain to stand strong with the help of their traditional way of life within their natural living environment. In 2005 he personally founded X-plore group, a travel agency specialized in expeditions far away from the classic tourism paths. Looking for a unique and true authentic experience. As a founder of the association ¨Sense Limits¨ he arrived to the South Pole with a team of disabled people in 2008 after a long expedition. It was the first one in its kind: never before so many physically disabled people had participated in an expedition to the Arctic. As an expert guide he led expeditions to the most extreme climates of our planet such a Siberia or the Kalahari desert. Gerard is an International Mountainleader and is professionally qualified in Alpinism, Backcountry skiing, Rockclimbing, Arctic specialist, ¨Experimental Learning¨ teacher, speaker and professional adventurer.

David Taurà  Product Manager

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David was born in Barcelona, did a Master in Geology and is co-founder and first president of walking association Mad-team. During the last 12 years he traveled continuously and took part in a countless number of expeditions to Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Patagonia. But also to China, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Jordan and many other destinations. In Europe he climbed many of the highest peaks in the Alps and Pyrenees. With the help of this enormous travel experience, he wrote three very successful travel guides: on the Toubkal massive, the Peruvian Andes and one in Bolivia.

 

Francesc Bailón  Product Manager Groenlandia

 

Francesc-en-un-viaje-en-GroenlandiaWhen he finished his Cultural Anthropology Bachelor at the University of Barcelona, in 1997 Bailón got to know an old inuit tradition called tordlut or piseq, based on solving community problems singing a mourning and improvised song which consists of satirical poems. Right after he decided to focus on the study and research of this ethnic group. Since then he has been a part of more than 15 expeditions to the Arctic in order to live with this people. Along with writing several articles about inuit culture, he has published the work “Poets of the Arctic. Stories from Greenland”, which took him a decade to be finished. In the other hand, he has collaborated in some awarded reports about the inuit and climate change. Nowadays he is a proffesor at the Fundació Arqueològica Clos and the Aules d’extensió Universitària per a la Gent Gran de Catalunya, collaborates at the Museu Etnològic de Barcelona and is a member of the Associació de Constructors d’iglús de Catalunya. As an anthropologist and curious traveller he has gone through more than 40 different countries. He has put togehter work and passion as a cultural guide at X-Plore, and always tries to communicate his knowledge and passion about Greenland and its inhabitants to the travelers that tour with us, making the trip more comprehensible and pleasant.

Àngel Panicello Project Manager Adventure Productions

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He was born in a tiny fishing community of the Catalonian coast (Cambrils), which he still uses as his ¨harbor¨ for travel and projects in a wide range of countries such as France and Norway. Ángel is very socially motivated and always finds an example in nature to use in his training programs. Business development and management form the solid foundation of his professional career. As a sportsman he likes sea kayaking, trail running, rock climbing, surfing and wild water rafting, and he has been the former director of one of Spain’s biggest agencies for active and adventurous travels. Nowadays he organizes outdoor trainings and consultancies on a national and international level. Everything that Ángel undertakes carries his motto: ¨and why not? ¨.

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  • #Tromsø, a beautiful city in the #arctic #Norway // Tromsø, una bella ciudad en el #ártico #noruego http://x-ploregroup.com/holiday/norway-aurora-borealis-and-whales-the-magic-of-the-arctic/

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