Associate Instructors


Denise Martin -

Polar Skills

We are so lucky to have Denise Martin on the Polar Expedition Training Team, there are very few guides in the world with her level of experience.

Denise has guided multiple last degrees and full expeditions to both the North and South Poles and was the first Canadian woman to do both. She worked 8 seasons guiding on Antarctica; she has been the Program Director for Outward Bound Canada; and she operated a Yukon based company for many years guiding (skiing and dog-sledding) all over the Canadian Arctic, including a 3-week crossing of Ellesmere Island and Lonely Planet film support on Baffin Island. Most recently in 2018 she has completed a 28 day crossing of Greenland. We think she is a bona fide bad ass!


Chelsea Bomba -Avalanche Safety

We are excited to be collaborating with the amazingly talented Chelsea Bomba on our Avalanche Safety courses.

Raised just south of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, Chelsea grew up exploring the mountains at every opportunity, most often on skis. Her passion for the outdoors took her to Juneau, Alaska, where she attended university and studied Outdoor Skills and Leadership. Chelsea now lives in Talkeetna, Alaska at the base of the Alaska Range where she works at the Alaska Mountaineering School as a mountaineering instructor and guide on Denali. In the winter months she splits her time between traveling to Antarctica where she works as a field guide for Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions, and Alaska where she feeds her passion for snow science and avalanche education by working for the Alaska Avalanche School.