Doug Stoup

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Doug Stoup

Professional Adventurer, Professional Ski Mountaineering Guide, Professional Paddle Boarder

  • Place of Birth:Munchwieler, Germany
  • Gear:40 Below and Sno silver Lite (Wigwam Socks)
  • Sport:Professional Adventurer, Professional Ski Mountaineering Guide, Professional Paddle Boarder


Doug Stoup is the world’s leading polar guide. He has numerous firsts to his name and has skied to both North and South Poles more than anyone on the planet.

He continues to push the limits of human endurance while raising funds for charities, collecting scientific data for climate change scientists, and leading disabled adventurers to the polar environments.


Doug Stoup _Antarctic Penguin


His experiences are as unique and uncommon as the messages he imparts to others.  It’s only through immense focus, perseverance, and hard work that Doug has accomplished unheard of feats throughout his career.  Sharing the challenges, achievements, and lessons of his adventures, either through keynotes, workshops, or actual expeditions, is one of Doug’s principle rewards. He owns and operates Ice Axe Expeditions, The world’s foremost ski mountaineering and adventure company. Ice Axe leads ski mountaineering trips to Antarctica, Morocco, Greenland, Spitsbergen, North and south Poles and Stand Up Paddle and fishing trips to the Brazilian Amazon.


Doug Stoup South Pole PUSH ©Keoki Flagg

  • 2015 Greenland Ski Tour Report

    Ice Axe guide Brennan Lagasse reports on our 2015 Greenland Ski Tour trip exploring polar powder in the land of the midnight sun: Sisimuit, Greenland. Read the story here.Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  • Ice Axe Trips Named in The Skier’s Bucket List by Nat Geo

    Ice Axe’s annual trips to Antarctica and Svalbard were recently named in the Top 10 on The Skier’s Bucket List by National Geographic, touting trips that should be on every skier’s radar. Our trips to the Arctic and Antarctic join the list alongside trips to Chile, Kyrgyzstan, and other exotic ski locations. The article quotes […]Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Doug Stoup Named Gear Junkie 110 Outdoor Ambassador looked at adventurers to iconoclasts of the past 110 years to find 110 people in the outdoors world who have made a difference. Take a tour of these “unexpected” heroes, from athletes and artists to conservationists of decades past. Doug is #58! He was nominated for being a guide, expedition veteran, filmmaker and speaker. […]Monday, January 12, 2015
  • Polar Powder for the People: Trip Reports from the Antarctic Adventure Cruise 2014

    We’re excited to announce the success of another great year of trekking and skiing in Antarctica. In November of 2014, 119 skiers from 17 different countries explored the Antarctic peninsula by ski and foot. It is always a privilege to trek and ski in Antarctica with and all-star crew of guides and clients from all […]Friday, December 19, 2014