Ana Ross works as a science communicator for the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. From Arctic Svalbard to Afghanistan, she also has a passion for exploration and enjoys the challenges and uncertainty that outdoor expeditions bring.
Ana has skied back and cross country in New Zealand, Australia, Norway and Svalbard (a high Arctic archipelago 1,000km from the North Pole), both recreationally, as a guide, and while conducting ecological and climate field work.
During her year in Svalbard, she faced avalanche danger, extreme weather, 24-hour darkness, and had to keep a look out for polar bears.
Ana has also hiked through remote areas in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan, challenging herself mentally and physically.
Always ready to go out and explore, Ana is keen to get stuck in and share the beauty of the Queenstown Lakes District with others through the Inspiring Explorers Expedition™.