Our Mission

Just as an ice axe is used by mountaineers to pull themselves up, carve out a foot-hold, or as a support, the ICE AXE FOUNDATION was created to afford young people the opportunity to reach their full potential and better understand the planet THEY live on.

Founded by Polar Explorer Doug Stoup, the ICE AXE FOUNDATION partners with schools, scientists and research organizations to bring interactive learning experiences to classrooms around the world.

Adventurers visit students in their schools and bring them along on the expeditions via satellite; connecting students the surrounding environments and incorporating them in the mission at hand.

The ICE AXE FOUNDATION, through its programs and curriculum, encourages the youth to overcome obstacles and challenges, to follow their dreams and to explore the natural world.