Explorer

The explorer

Seb is motivated both personally and professionally to improve human lives and protect our planet. In 2011, he decided to join the World Bank, an organization whose ambitious goals include ending global poverty and boosting shared prosperity. He currently leads a team responsible for generating reports and analysis for the Management Team and the Board of Directors.

Sports

Seb is passionate about endurance sports. He ran marathon in three hours, qualifying for the legendary Boston Marathon. Seb has completed several triathlons, including the Mont-Tremblant Ironman. He also successfully summited Mount Everest, the highest peak on Earth, as well as the highest peaks on five other continents.

Environment

Seb has a deep respect for the land, people and cultures he has been privileged to discover during his adventures. He strives to maintain strict environment-friendly standards on all his expeditions and is actively exploring ways to offset direct greenhouse gas emissions and obtain a carbon neutral certification for his upcoming expeditions.

Speaking

A renowned speaker, Seb has inspired and motivated thousands of people. His presentations appeal to the imagination and spark a desire to achieve excellence in all his audiences. Seb has a talent for conveying how the impossible can be achieved with focus and determination.

Career

Seb prepares for his expeditions while working full-time in a leadership role at the World Bank. Despite a busy schedule of professional responsibilities and long workouts, family remains a priority. Seb and his wife Tania are very involved in the life of their 6-year old son, Logan.

Family

Tania plays an essential role in the preparation of the expeditions. She is the fitness coach, the Osteopath fixing injuries and the amazing cook.

Logan is already a regular training partner. His favorite activity is undoubtedly sitting in Seb’s sled and being pulled around for hours.  He is learning that it is only possible to make a difference and have a positive impact if you are completely dedicated to your goals and resilient in the face of adversity.

PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS

2006

Aconcagua, 22 841′ (6 961m), Argentina
Highest summit in South America

2007

Denali, 20 308′ (6 194m), United States
Highest peak in North America

2007

Kilimanjaro, 19 341’ (5 892m), Tanzania
Highest summit in Africa

2008

Everest, 29 029′ (8 848m), Nepal
Highest peak in Asia

2010

Cho Oyu, 26 906′ (8 188m), Tibet
6th highest summit in the world

2010

Shishapangma, 26 289′ (8 027m), Tibet
14th highest summit in the world

2012

Elbrusz, 18 510′ (5 642m), Russia
Highest summit in Europe

2013

Puncak Jaya, 16 024′ (4 884m), Indonesia
Highest peak in Oceania

2019

Polar Training, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

2021

Snowkiting expedition - South to North crossing of Greenland (1,200 miles or 1,800 km