Marin County native Tal Fletcher is an expert in assessing weather, snow safety, emergency medical care, rescue, evacuation, winter mountaineering and group dynamics. Tal regularly serves as a guest guide for Point North Heli-Adventures, a heli-ski operation based in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. Tal is also an FAA certified pilot and licensed skydiver and paraglider, and is notorious for his ability to accomplish “off-the-cusp adventures” such as an 1,800-mile bike ride from Canada to Mexico as well as running a marathon in sandals just to prove he could do it after he was dared. Not finding a marathon to run that day, he went to a track where he ran it in flip-flops.
Tal regularly guides ski tours on the Antarctic Coast with Doug Stoup. However, this expedition will mark Tal’s first trip to the South Pole and will be quite unique. For him, this adventure is about using determination, strategy and teamwork to help his close friends accomplish amazing goals. And for Tal, that’s what life is all about.