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Karlis Bardelis

Skis, pulls the sledge, films and tells the story

Karlis’ comfort zone lies without a doubt within the framework of adventures. Six months ago he left his job in a waste management company to follow his heart and has now become a full time adventurer. His adventures so far include a 60 days and 6247 km long ride on Nordic skates from North Cape to Gibraltar and the charity winter cycling-tour “Pedal for no Medal”, during which the team cycled 2840 km in 17 days taking themselves from Riga to Sochi. Together with Martins they have climbed Elbrus and Mont Blanc and realized a 310 meters long climb on a completely new route in Norway.

During this adventure Karlis will ski 750 km (the first 250 km together with Martins and the remaining 500 km alone).

Zane Peneze

Producer of the documental adventure series

Journalist and film director, graduate of Documentary Studies at the New Scool in New York; co-author of two documentaries about Afghanistan. Currently producing a TV show in the national television channel LTV and working on a movie about the radio station Latvijas Radio.

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Martins Gulbis

Skis, drags the sledge and tells the story

The everyday work of Martins is related to finances and he jokes about himself saying that he is calm at work. Since childhood he has been attracted to different outdoor activities, so his adventure portfolio is quite interesting. Martins has hiked in the woods of Alaska and found the legendary bus from the movie “Into the Wild”, participated in legendary powder-snow rides in the French Alps and been part of many other adventures. Together with Karlis they have climbed Elbrus and Mont Blanc and realized a 310 meters long climb on a completely new route in Norway.

During this adventure he will ski a 250 km long part of the route, so he can get back to his beloved daughter, son and wife as soon as possible.

Liene Jurgelane

Editor of the written word

Liene has been part of many different local and global education projects and put this experience to good use by co-founding the organization kusT. Learning about things that matter.

As an integral part of the Bored of Borders team she always helps with all of BoB projects even if this time she is not on the road herself.

Miks Valers

Communicator

A professional translator, whose calling is putting the adventures of Bored of Borders team into words. Miks is the creative and technical brain of the team, which will stay at home this time and manage the communication from the base-camp in Riga

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