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
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!"
President of Global Expedition Adventures, Inc.. and
Lead Expert Guide for North Pole
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
The Russian Corps
Bakhmetiev and Krasnoyarsk civil aviation department
Vasuitin and The Russian Parachute Association