Sunniva Sorby

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Sunniva Sorby is an expeditioner, historian, guide, citizen scientist,[1][2] and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.[3][4] She is best known for her membership of the first women’s team to reach the south pole in 1993.[1][5]

Biography[edit]

Sorby was born in Tønsberg, Norway and raised in Canada.[1][6] She completed her BA Economics at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Canada.[6][7][2] She is an experienced expeditioner, historian, guide, citizen scientist,[1][2] and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.[3][4]

Polar engagement[edit]

Sorby works as a guide and historian of Antarctica, having visited the continent more than 100 times[1][8] and also having skied across the Greenland icecap, across King George Island, Antarctica, and skied to the South Pole.[9] Her journey to the South Pole, which she reached on 14 January 1993, was as a member of the first women’s team (under the leadership of Ann Bancroft) to do so.[1][5][7][8][10][11]

Sorby co-founded Hearts in the Ice, a social media project aimed at engagement on climate change and together with Norwegian Hilde Fålun Strøm, is the first woman to over-winter in Svalbard without men.[1][2] Focusing on the smallest possible carbon footprint while overwintering on Svalbard, Sorby and Strøm [12]intend to pioneer the use of an electric snowmobile, and keep packaging of supplies to a minimum.[2] Their overwintering period, running from August 2019 to May 2020, will be spent at 78°N in a 20 m2 cabin called Bamsebu and their experience broadcast via social media.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Adventure women: Polar Explorer Sunniva Sorby | Signature Luxury Travel". Signature Luxury Travel & Style. 2018-07-24. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e "About". Hearts In The Ice. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  3. ^ a b staff, The Chief. "Squamish woman preparing for nine-month Arctic research project". Squamish Chief. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  4. ^ a b "Fellows Journal Spring 2019 - The Royal Canadian Geographical Society". www.rcgs.org. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  5. ^ a b "Ann Bancroft - Speaker Profile". keynotespeakers.com. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  6. ^ a b Trafalgar School for Girls (1994). The Victory Winter 1994. Trafalgar School for Girls. Trafalgar School for Girls.
  7. ^ a b "Athenaeum Location | Claremont McKenna College". www.cmc.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  8. ^ a b "Q&A with Hearts in the Ice Founders Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Falun Strom". Iridium Satellite Communications. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  9. ^ "Bamsebu Team". Hearts In The Ice. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  10. ^ "The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada on June 30, 1997 · 60". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  11. ^ DeWyze, Jeannette; July 27; 2000. "San Diegan Sunniva Sorby treks to South Pole". www.sandiegoreader.com. Retrieved 2020-03-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Hilde Fålun Strøm", Wikipedia, 2021-03-21, retrieved 2021-04-07
  13. ^ "Home". Hearts In The Ice. Retrieved 2020-03-08.

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