About Kristoffer Korol
It is not a love of being “forever freezing,” but rather a love of resilient beauty – an awe for the life that has found a way to survive and thrive in some of the harshest climates – that has drawn Kristoffer to work in the Polar Regions.
Believing that the span of one’s wings is equal to the depth of one’s roots, Kristoffer credits his upbringing in the sunny Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, for his ability to thrive at the edge of the world. Even in the frostiest of conditions, at the highest of latitudes, he can still smell sunburnt ponderosa pines, evoke the joy of biting into a freshly picked peach or recall the otherworldly sensation of plunging into a cool lake on a blisteringly hot day. It’s this portable ember of warmth, carried with him always, that has enabled Kristoffer to trade the past 5 summers for those of the Arctic variety.
Kristoffer is as equally comfortable behind the tiller of a Zodiac as he is sussing out the perfect blind for incredible wildlife shots or swapping stories with new friends after a long day on the land. He looks forward, with exuberance and gratitude, to an exciting season in Antarctica, backed by his experience working in the Arctic, where he kayaked with belugas, got out-wiled by foxes and picnicked with muskoxen.
In the spring and autumn, Kristoffer can be found in the Pacific Northwest, guiding youth on land and on sea, diving to conduct surveys on marine populations, and enjoying the bittersweet bliss of canned peaches and cool, not-quite-summer swims in the lake.