Mikael Strandberg, 43
- Occupation: Explorer, author, photographer and lecturer.
Main responsibilities during the Expedition: Expedition
leader. Pretty much everything. From strategic planning
to sound engineering!
Titti Strandberg, 49
- Explorer and lecturer. The main occupation: a kindergarten
teacher for twenty years. Main responsibilities during the
Expedition: Pretty much everything, which concerns an Expedition.
Everything from the planning of the route to where to put
up camp. But my main responsibility is the keeping a down-to-earth
eye on the Expedition, maintenance for the equipment and
I will see to that everything is running and working smoothly.
And I will document the women we meet along our route.
Johan Ivarsson, 21, the third participant of the Expedition:
- "The reason why I want to go to Siberia is because
I have always been amazed by people doing all these expeditions
and other great travels that always seemed to be out of
reach for me or my skills. Until I met Mikael I never thought
that I would be capable of anything like this. Now I think
I got the knowledge and the spirit for this and it is something
I really would like to do for a living. What could be better
than to go with an experienced couple like the Strandbergs
and learn how to prepare and do such a great journey. This
is the reason why I am going to Siberia."
by Mikael and Titti Strandberg
- 1986-87 Bicycle from Chile to Alaska, 27 500 km.
I crossed the El Darin Jungle, 800-km:
of virgin jungle, no roads, between Panama and Colombia.
Carried my bike for a month.
- 1989-92 Bicycle from Norway to South Africa, from the
Nord Cape to the Agulhas Cape, passed the Sahara Desert,
33 000 km.
...Took me 3 months pushing the bike
using only a manual compass.
- 1994-96 Bicycle from New Zealand to Cairo, through Asia,
29 500 km.
All together 90 000 km over 7.5 years of
pedalling a bike.
- 1997-98 Patagonia, South America, by horse, 3000 km.
Together with Titti.
- 2000 Explored all clans of the Maasai, by foot, 1000
km through Maasailand East Africa. Together with Titti.