Aaron Linsdau


LINSDAU_HEADSHOTPolar explorer Aaron Linsdau is the second only American ever to ski solo to the South Pole and is the author of Antarctic Tears. Featured in television and newspaper interviews, Linsdau’s 2012-2013 Antarctic expedition helped raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The foundation also headlined him, his relationship with the foundation, and his training, on their athlete’s website.

Aaron is a motivational speaker and has spoken with thousands about his experiences, sharing the triumphs and challenges and how it relates to their lives. His talks teach audiences the process of goal achievement. They’ll learn how to keep a positive attitude in the worst conditions possible. And they’ll discover how to look forward to journeying to the worst places imaginable.

No stranger to distance trekking, Linsdau has skied across Yellowstone in the dead of winter for three successive years, solo. And, he has also trekked across the Greenland tundra, from the ice cap to the coast, again solo. The expedition in this book was his second trip to polar latitude and his first to Antarctica. He had the second longest time for a solo trek in Antarctic history.

Linsdau has a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering and a master’s in computational science from California State University, San Diego. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), placing him in the top 10% of electrical engineers. Also an accomplished cinematographer, he has a decade of experience in shooting documentaries.

Aaron is available for speaking engagements around the world. Be inspired, educated and invigorated by his captivating stories of going to the far corners of the world. Some of the cities Aaron speaks in can be found here.


A. Passionate for adventure and sharing my energy with others
A. Enjoying time with those I love
A. Polar explorer, photographer and author – live your dream



Aaron Linsdau was born in Jackson, Wyoming in 1973, the first son of Timothy and Vicki Linsdau. He first learned outdoor craft through the Boy Scouts of America in 1986 and went on to earn the Eagle Scout award in 1992. He has written for SanDiego.com and has a certificate for feature writing from University of California, San Diego. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computational science from San Diego State University. He teaches photography at the Art Association of Jackson Hole and donates time to the Teton Photography Group. In 2013, Sastrugi Press accepted the book Antarctic Tears for publication. He is currently working on Adventure One and a techno-thriller novel.

Aaron lives in Wyoming. He is a regular contributor to the Old Bill’s Fun Run, a major charity event in Jackson and his photographs and videos have been featured in videos promoting the event.

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Photo credit: Jeffrey Donenfeld

Adventure Expedition One

Adventure Expedition OneWhat does it take to put together a successful expedition to Earth’s extreme locations? Aaron Linsdau and Dr. Terry Williams demystify the process and lingo of the secret club of explorers.

Learn how to:

  • Plan
  • Finance
  • Train
  • Execute
  • Return Safely

Antarctic Tears

Antarctic TearsAaron Linsdau had a plan. He wanted to become the first American to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. It would be a brutal journey of over 1,400 miles, in temperatures always below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and with hurricane force winds.

And he wanted to do this alone.

Throughout the history of mankind, very few have ever attempted the trek from Antarctica’s edge to the South Pole because, as one climber put it, “It is ten times more difficult than Everest.” Thousands of humans have stood on Everest and twelve Americans have stood on the moon. Yet, only one other American had ever skied to the South Pole alone. And he nearly died in the attempt.

Lost at Windy Corner

Lost at Windy CornerWindy Corner on Denali has claimed lives, fingers, and toes. What would make someone brave lethal weather, crevasses, and slick ice to attempt to summit North America’s highest mountain? Denali has claimed over one hundred lives. It seems like the place for risky adrenaline seekers.

Follow Aaron Linsdau on his first attempt at being the only American to ski solo to the South Pole and climb America’s tallest mountain alone. Experience the cold, solitude, and uncertainty of life on high mountains. Apply the message, build resilience, and overcome adversities in your life.

The book contains a section for review and application to the challenges in your life.


Total Eclipse Guide Series

Texas Total Eclipse GuideAaron Linsdau wrote guidebooks for the 2024 and 2017 total eclipses crossing the United States. Get your specific state guide that focuses exactly on where you plan to be.