INGE COMES FROM A SMALL VILLAGE CALLED OTTA NESTLED AMONGST THE TOWERING PEAKS OF MAINLAND NORWAY.
Inspired by stories of Vikings and great Norwegian explorers Inge explored the mountains around his home town from a very young age.
HE DEVELOPED A PASSION FOR EXPLORING REMOTE AREAS, LEARNING TO APPRECIATE THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISCIPLINES FOR LIVING FOR EXTENDED PERIODS IN THE WILDERNESS.
After a year in the military, Inge worked for eight years in finance. Whilst he enjoyed business, the pull of the outdoors was too great. So, he decided to leave city life and go back to his adventure roots, Today, Inge has over 15 years professional experience in guiding, exploring and consulting in the most extreme environments on the planet. Inge is often one of the first people called when television producers wish to film in the polar regions.
In 2005, Inge took part in the BBC’s reconstruction of Scott and Amundson’s race to the South Pole, ‘Blizzard’. In 2006 he did logistics for “Ice King” with Paul Rose about Fridtjof Nansen. In 2008 he trained Ben Fogle and James Cracknell for ‘On Thin Ice’. In recent years, he’s provided the logistics for the Norwegian version of ‘71 Degrees North’ ‘Beyond Boundaries’ and other international productions.
Inge’s main focus is to take people on bespoke expeditions. He’s helping other people to realise their potential and their goals. More and more of this is happening in front of the camera.
Inge is considered to be one of the world’s leading guides. His professional, calm approach provides his clients with the platform to achieve what they may have thought impossible.
Three years ago, Inge’s unique talent was brought to the attention of Helly Hansen. He began working with them on product development and was asked to become an ambassador for the brand. In recent years, he has been featured in their advertising campaigns under the strapline ‘confident when it matters’.
In April 2011, Inge was the lead guide for ‘Walking With The Wounded’, an expedition to the North Pole with Prince Harry and four injured soldiers. Looking after a member of the British royal family, placed him in a position of the utmost responsibility. The story of the expedition was told in the BBC series ‘Harry’s Arctic Heroes’.
This autumn BBC will show a three part TV series called ‘North Pole Arctic Airport’ Produced by Darlow Smithson, co-produced by Christina Franco and Inge. It is about the drifting Ice station Barneo that Inge has used for logistics support since 1999. One of the worlds most exiting places and an extraordinary airport.
Ongoing projects are: A new expedition and TV series with ‘Walking With The Wounded’. This time to the South Pole. Virgin Oceanic with Richard Branson. Three new TV co-productions covering deserts, mountains and polar regions. Several trips and expeditions with clients, and private expeditions. Watch this space!