Mario Placidi Spring, Italian, has experienced outdoor life since childhood when he started moving his first steps as a mountaineer with his father. An Aerospace Engineer by education, he has soon quit his office job to embrace a life where his free spirit could wander and explore the precious nature of our planet. A freeride skier, climber and paragliding pilot, his interests also include astronomy, meteorology and everything related to the polar regions.
Among his adventures is the solo climb of Cerro Aconcagua (6962 m), the ski descent of Mount Kazbek (5033 m, Caucasus range) and the crossing of part of the Tien Shan Range (Kazakhstan) by foot and paraglider. In 2014 he moved to Svalbard, Norway, where he attended, at the local University, a one-year study program called Arctic Nature Guide. There he had the chance to spend a winter in Longyearbyen and fall in love with the arctic nature. Since then, he has enjoyed about 600 days of work as an Expedition Guide and Leader in the Polar Regions (Svalbard, Greenland and Antarctica), his purpose being creating happiness among the people around him and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.