Mike Libecki


Mike Libecki was named a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his commitment to exploring the world’s most remote places, including Antarctica, Baffin Island, Greenland, other remote exotic islands, and even unnamed spots on the globe. An accomplished climber, Mike has planned and succeeded on more than 60 expeditions and established multiple first ascents. He led a National Geographic-sponsored trip (with the dream team of Freddie Wilkinson, Cory Richards, and Keith Ladzinski) to the eastern stretches of Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. They battled extreme cold and furious katabatic winds in an epic, ten-day climb to the summit of the untouched Bertha’s Tower at the bottom of the world. Mike has received numerous grants and awards. He has appeared on PBS, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel and more.