About Jade Hameister

Jade is a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia who loves being active and outdoors.

At age 12, Jade completed the trek to Everest Base Camp and was inspired by the courage of two women she befriended on that trip – one who had previously skied to the South Pole solo and the other who had been the first woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen.

This inspiration led Jade to undertake her own quest…Jade's Polar Quest.

In April 2016, Jade became the youngest person in history to ski to the North Pole from anywhere outside the Last Degree. That year she was recognised by Australian Geographic Society as Young Adventurer of the Year.

Her journey was captured in a National Geographic documentary that aired in 170 countries.

In June 2017, Jade made history again by completing the 550km traverse of the Greenland icecap unsupported and unassisted – the youngest woman ever to do so.

Her expedition was captured as part of a National Geographic feature length documentary which will document both her Greenland and her upcoming South Pole expedition. The film is due for release mid-2018.

Jade is passionate about shifting the focus for young women from how they appear to the possibilities of what they can do and also about raising awareness about the impact of climate change on the Earth's beautiful and fragile polar regions.

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