ExplorersWeb Ambassadors

The ExplorersWeb Ambassadors are some of the most exceptional athletes, explorers and guides active in the realm of extreme adventure. While demonstrating significant achievements in the area of exploration or extreme adventure, our ambassadors assist ExWeb with their deep understanding of the history, context and current situation of their specific segment of extreme adventure or exploration.


Ryan Waters

Ryan Waters is a professional mountaineer, mountain guide, polar explorer and owner of Mountain Professionals. Ryan has guided and personally explored the world over. He is the first American to complete the True Adventurers Grand Slam, by skiing full unsupported expeditions to the North and South Poles and guiding the Seven Summits. He also completed the first unsupported/unassisted ski traverse of Antarctica and has guided another full South Pole unsupported expedition. Ryan is a veteran of over 20 expeditions to the Himalaya including 11 summits on 8000 meter mountains.

Marin Minamiya

Marin Minamiya is a university student from Japan. In 2016, at 19 years old, she reached the top of Mount Everest and became the youngest Japanese person to climb the highest peak on every continent. The following year, she was the youngest person to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam by reaching the North Pole. Nikkei BP featured her as one of Japan’s top 10 innovators.

Marin does not consider herself a mountaineer or an adventurer, just someone who loves being in nature and is enthusiastic about making dreams a reality. She is passionate about sharing her story, empowering women and making the world a cleaner, safer place.

In her spare time, she enjoys painting, baking and sailing.

See here for ExWeb’s interview with Marin.

Erden Eruç

Erden is world-record-holding ocean rower, adventurer, USCG Captain and sailing instructor.

Erden recently completed the first solo circumnavigation of the Earth by human power which started in 2007 and took 5 years and 11 days. He is one of the leading ocean rowers in the world today, holding 15 Guinness World Records related to ocean rowing and the circumnavigation of the Earth. He is the recipient of the 2013 Citation of Merit from the prestigious Explorers Club and one of the 2013 Adventurers of the Year“Nine individuals changing the face of global adventure” selected by Outside Magazine. He is listed in the 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018 Guinness books of World Records.

Six Summits Project

In memory of his friend Göran Kropp, Erden decided to reach the highest summit on every continent except Antarctica by human power. Aconcagua, Elbrus and Everest remain on Erden’s list of priorities over the coming years.

Around-n-Over

Erden is the founder of the Seattle based 501(c)(3) nonprofit Around-n-Over with a mission to educate and inspire children. To date, Around-n-Over has raised and applied over $100k toward educational projects.

See here for ExWeb’s interview with Erden.