Meet Our TEAM
Patrick is supported by a team of partners who help keep the adventure engine running.
The man behind Flying Dr Pat. Snow kiter, polar adventurer, doctor and father – Patrick became the first Luxembourg to reach the North Pole in 2003.
Won-Suck is an avid martial arts practitioner and it was on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu mats that he met Patrick. With over 20 years under his belt in the telecom, fintech and e-commerce worlds, Won-Suck volunteers his advice for the Flying Dr Pat project.
Polar Consultant & Guide
In 2004 Carl made his first major expedition to the east coast of Greenland and has never looked back since. Carl spends time each spring guiding expeditions in Greenland and each northern winter (Antarctica summer) guiding expeditions in Antarctica.
Sports Science Specialist
Gunnar is a kite surf and ski teacher, who also provides EMS training sessions. He shares his invaluable knowledge and personal training sessions to optimise Patrick’s physical health.
Leo is a third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Originally from Brazil, but he now lives in Luxembourg where his academy is based. He has played a vital role in Patrick’s physical preparation for his trips and expeditions.
WORK WITH US
The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team.
Building a strong, collaborative team is invaluable to the durability and success of the Flying Dr Pat project.
Polar expeditions are no easy feat. It is a physical and mental challenge that pushes people beyond their limits.
An Antarctic crossing can 4 years of training and preparation. After two Greenland expeditions, Patrick will now have two or three seasons with additional skiing and kite-skiing technique training before embarking on the Antarctic traverse.