KRISTIAN

Danish South Pole Expedition 2000

As the first Danes ever Kristian Joos and Gregers Gjersøe walked on skies to the South Pole.
On 12th January 2001, 18.30 local time, vi reached the southernmost point on earth, after 56 days on skies from Hercules Inlet on West Antarctica. The 1200 kilometer journey from the coast to the South Pole was completed with an average speed of 21.8 kilometers a day.

The expedition was “unsupported” (no deposits, dog sledges, air crafts drops). We pulled all of our equipment, fuel and provisions in two sledges. Each of which weighed 120 kilograms.

Due to the cold and the physical efforts we lost a lot of fat and mussels during the expedition (Gregers lost: 19 kilograms, Kristian lost: 24 kilograms). To prepare us for the tough challenges, we gained weight before we started. Gregers gained 14 kilograms and Kristian 20 kilograms.

 

 

 

Gregers and I wrote a book about the expedition: “På ski til SYDPOLEN – Den første Danske ekspedition” – “On skies to the South Pole – the first Danish expedition”. To buy the book – click here…

Click above to see the film about the expedition done by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s - DR.

Click above to see the film about the expedition done by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s - DR.

Danish X Greenland Expedition 1999

We arrived to the east coast of Greenland May 16th 1999, after a successful crossing on skis.
The expedition started in Sdr. Strømfjord on the west coast and ended in the small village Isotorq on the east coast. The expedition lasted for 45 days. We did the 650 kilometers unsupported, meaning that we pulled our 120 kilos sledges with all our equipment’s after us, without any help from; depots, dogs or drops from airplanes.

 

Members of the expedition: Gregers Gjersøe, Kalle Kronholm, Kristian Joos.
 

 

Click the map below to explore the location of Greenland:

Click above to see the film about the expedition.

 

Aconcagua 2004

December 14th, 2004 14:15 I reached the top of Aconcagua.
 

With almost 7000 meters above sea level Aconcagua is a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is the highest mountain outside of Asia. The mountain is a mini Mount Everest. It is high, it is cold and it takes many lives. Aconcagua is one of; The Seven Summits with its’ 6962 meters.
 

It was an exciting, challenging and successful trip, where I for the first time tested my body in a high altitude.
 

 

Click the map below to explore the location of Aconcagua:

Click above to see two short film clips from camp Nido and the summit.

 

Mount Kilimanjaro 2006

February 24th, 2005 07:35: I am on the roof of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, yahoooooo :-)

 

As the highest mountain in Africa (5895 meters), one of the “seven summits” Kilimanjaro is a trophy.
Reaching the top is possible for everyone, but it is more demanding than that. The ascent (Lemosho route) of Kilimanjaro is a week in a tent with cold nights. Dusty days without a bath and clean clothes, and a taste of altitude sickness. On the way to the top you will experience an intense darkness. Bitterly cold. Headache, nausea tumbling in the stomach and your lungs pipes for air.
There are infinitely far to the top; two hours and two hundred meters of altitude. Where is the exotic and friendly Kilimanjaro?

 

 

Click the map below to explore the location of Kilimanjaro:

 

Coppermine River Adventure 1997

The ultimate adventure: Canoeing in Canada’s North West Territory.
In the summer of 1997 we (four people) paddled in two canoes 500 kilometers down the roiling rapids of Coppermine River. After a month exciting and challenging paddling the adventure ended in the Arctic Ocean in the Northwest Passage.

 

  • Want to read more about the Coppermine River? Click here… 

  • Are you looking for a lecture about the expedition? Click here…
     

Click the map below to explore the location of Coppermine River:

 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

     -Mae West

DEVELOPMENT

I would be delighted to come and tell you about my expeditions and the experiences I have made through many years.
 

In this section; DEVELOPMENT, you will find all my lectures ranging from extreme expeditions to business related talks.
 

  • Danish South Pole Expedition 2000

  • One Goal – One Plan – One Agenda

  • Danish X Greenland Expedition 1999

  • Hiking in High Altitudes

  • Coppermine River Adventure 1997

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me – Click here…

 

Lecture: Danish South Pole Expedition 2000

The lecture about Danish South Pole Expedition 2000 is a story about an adventurous skiing in a harsh, relentless, wind-swept and spectacular nature with tough physical and mental challenges. The lecture documents a unique, awe and dazzling Antarctica.
The combination of voice, still images and video creates a multimedia presentation where the participants get a deep insight into the expedition.

 

Read more about the expedition here and www.sydpolen.dk
 

  • Duration: 90 minutes’ including questions. The lecture can be customized in relation to time and content.

  • Target group: Everyone interested in adventure, nature and of course, tough challenges.

  • Language: Danish/English

  • Speaker: Kristian Joos or together with Gregers Gjersøe.

  • Price: Contact Kristian Joos. Click here…

  • Contact: Kristian Joos. Click here…

 

Lecture: One Goal - One Plan - One Agenda

A commercial angulation – how to plan and execute an expedition.
The lecture is not based on intellectual studies, but on my many years of experience within; business, expeditions and elite sport.

 

The lecture can be related directly or indirectly to some of the issues that companies experience, where the requirements to the employees and the management increases with the increased competition in the market.

 

The angulation toward the business spiced with an expedition multifarious challenges (teamwork, leadership, how to set goals and achieve them, hidden agendas, personal motivation, competence etc.) provides an interesting and exiting cocktail that motivates both managers and employees.

 

The ability to tailor the lecture creates a more intense experience for the participants. This in combination with a more interactive form provides the listeners with a total experience and the sense of ownership. Specific conclusions and parallels in relation to the company can happen in plenary during or after the lecture.

 

The message: One goal, one plan, one agenda is based, among other, on the following bullets:

  • The limitations are set by: YOU!

  • The goal must be: Crystal clear, achievable and measurable

  • The plan should be: Well defined, well-structured and realistic

  • There is only one agenda. A personal or political agenda does not lead to the goal

  • Without the ability to prioritize, focus and execute, you will not reach your goal

  • Status Quo = Going backward

  • The importance of being a team: "Together we stand divided we fall"

  • AAFF: "Act with Accuracy, Follow-up and give Feedback"

  • Be honest and open; "I'm yelling because I care"

  • "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"

 

Other interesting topics that can be addressed from a company and expedition point of view:

  • Planning

  • Strategic sponsorship

  • Project management

  • Marketing

  • Change management / transformation

 

The lecture has already entertained many, especially in leadership training, business seminars and conferences, kick-off meetings and internal meetings where personal motivation, team work, goal achievement or where change management is the theme.

  • Duration: To be customized in relation to time and content.

  • Language: Danish/English

  • Speaker: Kristian Joos

  • Price: Contact Kristian Joos. Click here…

  • Contact: Kristian Joos. Click here…

Lecture: Danish X Greenland Expedition 1999

In 1999, Gregers Gjersøe, Kalle Kronholm and Kristian Joos 650 km crossed Greenland on skies from Sdr. Strømfjord in the west to Isotorq in the east.
This is the story of a friendly trip that lasted for 42 days with large and small challenges.


Greenland is extraordinary beautiful. This is documented in a myriad of great pictures and a short video about the expedition.

 

Read more about the expedition here and www.xgreenland1999.dk.

 

  • Duration: 60 minutes’ including questions. The lecture can be customized in relation to time and content.

  • Target group: Everyone interested in adventure, nature and of course, tough challenges.

  • Language: Danish/English

  • Speaker: Kristian Joos

  • Price: Contact Kristian Joos. Click here…

  • Contact: Kristian Joos. Click here…

 
 

Lecture: Hiking in High Altitudes

The lecture; Hiking in High Altitudes combines the ascent of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro.

In addition to two exciting stories and a lot of fine pictures, the lecture is spiced with tips and tricks in the selection of equipment, communications, choice of camera, acclimatization etc.

 

Read more about Aconcagua here and Kilimanjaro here.

 

  • Duration: 90 minutes’ including questions. The lecture can be customized in relation to time and content.

  • Target group: Everyone interested in adventure, nature and of course, tough challenges.

  • Language: Danish/English

  • Speaker: Kristian Joos

  • Price: Contact Kristian Joos. Click here…

  • Contact: Kristian Joos. Click here…

Lecture: Coppermine River Adventure 1997

The ultimate adventure in Canada's North West Territory.
 

Four people in two canoes paddled 500 km down the Coppermine River and ended after one month in the Arctic Ocean – North West Passage.
 

An extraordinary experience featuring an abundance of fishing, meeting with; bears, eagles, wolfs, caribous, elks, chipmunks and a lot of exciting paddling in whitewater. The lecture is filled with exciting and beautiful pictures.
 

Read more about Coppermine River Adventure here.
 

  • Duration: 60 minutes’ including questions. The lecture can be customized in relation to time and content.

  • Target group: Everyone interested in adventure, nature and of course, tough challenges.

  • Language: Danish/English

  • Speaker: Kristian Joos

  • Price: Contact Kristian Joos. Click here…

  • Contact: Kristian Joos. Click here…

 

 
 

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Profile

I am passionate about what can push our limits. Explore ourselves and move our comfort zone. Both when it comes to extreme expeditions, in a business competitive environment or even in our everyday life.
I am a team player that thrives in an open and creative environment where I am part of creating the momentum. I am a strong believer in diversity and that collaborations makes us stronger.
To be an effective and valuable contributor and succeed in what I am doing, I am committed to the maxims/believes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born in Hellerup north of Copenhagen in 1963. Grew up in Virum and Taarbæk, suburbs of Copenhagen.
 

In my adolescence, I lived several years in the center of Copenhagen. Moved to Norway (Oslo) in 2001, after I met my Norwegian wife; Astrid in 1999, when we both worked at Microsoft. Together we have two kids: Peter and Johanne, and our dog – Cindy.
 

When I am not working, my family and friends are first priority. My big passion is sailing and being on the water. Music and sport is an important part of my life too. When time permits I am enjoying photography and of cause a lot of beautiful summer and winter outdoor activities.
 

You can read more about my professional life on my Linkedin profile – read more…

Kristian Joos maxims/believes
 

Sailing Profile

I started my sailing experience when I was five together with my father in our small wooden dinghy.


Continued racing in Optimist and later in Yngling. Won the Danish Championship in Yngling and Nordic Championship in H-Boat. Participated in the World Championship in Yngling: #5.

 

Raced in Knarr together with my father for several years and had a lots of fun Windsurfing. Later I bought a X-79 for regattas and trips.


At a point I decided to go back to basic. I bought a Laser. Participating in several national and international regattas with good and average results.


Together with my family I am sailing our X-43. The boat us used for long distance inshore and offshore sailing including regattas.

 

From time to time I’m crewing a Farr 40 in regattas.

In addition:

  • Certificate of proficiency in yachting

  • Certificate of proficiency in yachting (power boats)

  • Certificate of competency as Yacht Master, 3rd Class (pending)

  • CEPT Short Range Certificate (SRC), Denmark

  • Restricted radiotelephone operator´s certificate, Denmark

  • Maritime Safety Course

  • First aid course

  • Educated sailing regatta leader

  • Certified sailing instructor

  • Member of Royal Danish Yacht Club

  • Chairman of the Royal Danish Yacht Club - Youth

 

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