Ivan's Profile (Born in Mexico to represent New Zealand)

NORTH POLE: First Mexican and Latin American to reach the North Pole by skis: In 1993 he participated in two international expeditions of one degree latitude to the North Pole departing from Siberia (North Pole Dash Expeditions). With this, he became the first Mexican and Latin American to reach the North Pole by foot.

SIBERIA: North Pole Night Expedition: In 1993 He Organized and participated in Mexican-Russian in the north of Russia’s Arctic during the winter arctic night (24 hour darkness) covering 150 kms. of frozen tundra in temperatures of up to -40∫C.

NORTHERN CANADA: Baffin Island Expedition: In 1994 he participated in Canadian-Mexican expedition that covered 400 kms. on skis on Baffin Island, in the Canadian Arctic in temperatures of -40 and storms of winds in excess of 160 km/h.

GREENLAND:
First Mexican and Latin American team to cross Greenland on skis: In 1994 he was the leader and organizer of this 2-man expedition that crossed 1000 km. in 49 days without outside assistance.