About Motivational Speaker Aaron Linsdau

Motivational Speaker Aaron Linsdau

Motivational Speaker Aaron Linsdau | Battle hardened

Battle hardened

Motivational speaker Aaron Linsdau is the second only American to have trekked solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.  He holds the record for the second longest solo trip in Antarctic history. He also holds the record for surviving the longest one-way trek to the South Pole.

He is the author of Antarctic Tears, the gripping narrative of his never-say-die expedition. Even when conditions were at their worst, Aaron never gave up. Now he shares how to do this with audiences around the world.

Aaron holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and an M.S. degree in computational science from California State University, San Diego.

Adventure in the outdoors has always been part of Aaron’s life. Whether it is crossing Greenland’s tundra or taking camels into the Sahara, he has always reveled in seeing, learning, and sharing the experience of his treks with audiences.

Aaron Linsdau Motivational Speaker

Highlight Expeditions

  • Antarctica solo from Hercules Inlet, Ronne Ice Shelf to the South Pole, 82 days, 720 miles
  • Round-trip Yellowstone Expedition to Old Faithful from South Entrance, 85 miles ski, Dec 24-Jan 3, 2011-2012
  • Round-trip Yellowstone Expedition to Lake from South Entrance, 92 miles ski, Jan 5-11, 2011
  • Cross Yellowstone Expedition, 105 miles ski/snowshoe, Dec 28, 2009 – Jan 3, 2010
  • Greenland, Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut, Arctic Circle Trail, 102 miles in the Tundra, Sep/Oct 2008

Read Aaron’s travel resume

Read Aaron’s expedition and trek CV (resume)


  1. Melinda Nones

    Love you blog!!! I cannot believe the wonderful expeditions and adventures you have been on….This trip to Anartica will by far be the most wonderful!!!
    I will be watching you and wishing you well.
    LOL, I love the video your father made of you and the tire!!! LOL
    Check is in the mail!!!