About Us

Siv Harstad

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Siv is a speaker, expedition leader and author whose philosophy is to inspire and motivate people to Dream Big in their life. After surviving Nepal's 2015 major earthquake, resilience and determination led her back to Everest, making her the the first Norwegian woman to climb Mount Everest from the Nepali side.

Growing up on a small sheep farm on the west coast of Norway with a family of entrepreneurs, her role models taught her to be strong and independent which led her to living and working all over the world; USA, Nordics, Greece, Netherlands and Brazil.

After working intensively in corporate culture, she suffered severe burnout which made her sick for years. Both her illness and earthquake experience made her reevaluate what's important in life.

Siv gave up her successful career in management consulting and HR to pursue her dreams. She has climbed the 7 summits, 5 out of 7 of the world's tallest volcanoes, and is on a mission to the North and South poles. Siv is proof that by having the courage to follow your heart, you can get what you want. Therefore helping others achieve the same through her talks, workshops and expeditions is her mission.

Håkon William Skog Erlandsen

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Håkon is a jazz musician, explorer, extreme sports athlete, and motivational speaker. His ambition is to bring art to the most peripheral places on earth. He has, among other spectacular events, held a concert at the summit of Mount Everest. Håkon’s ambition is to inspire others to aim high and Dream Big. 

Born in the arctic region Håkon has a background as an international saxophone artist and has played with some of the best musicians in the world. While touring the international stage, he could not resist exploring the beautiful nature surrounding him. So as a side project Håkon became an extreme endurance athlete with the ambition to use nature as his gym. He is now known  as ‘’The Jazzathlete’’. 

 

Håkon is now climbing the 7 summits (5/7) and working his way to both poles, to be the first in the world to play music on ‘'The Explorers Grand Slam’’. Håkon is composing a symphony inspired by the places he visits, which will be arranged for a 70 piece orchestra. His goal is to use art to invite people to remote locations on this planet.  

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