Jack Alscher

Jack Alscher

AEL Trainee & Expedition Guide

Jack’s passion for the wilderness was sparked when he was 12, during an Aurora Expeditions’ voyage to the Hebrides & Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands. Since then, he’s been lucky to have had the opportunity to travel to six of the seven continents by the time he turned 18.

A keen outdoor enthusiast, trekking to Nepal’s Everest Base Camp at 14 ranks as one of his most exciting adventures. Walking in the shadow of some of the world’s highest mountains was an enriching experience in appreciating both the harshness of nature but also its immeasurable beauty.

Further voyages through Norway’s spectacular fjords, Spitsbergen in the High Arctic, and to the ecological wonder of the Galápagos Islands only reaffirmed his passion for the ocean and wild places.

Jack competes in competitive ocean swims, and loves surfing, stand-up paddle-boarding & skiing. He also has a passion for writing.

Having worked in the Aurora Expeditions’ head office part-time since 2013, Jack spent his first season in Antarctica in 2018-19 working aboard the Polar Pioneer in training to become an Expedition Guide.

Jack is always eager to explore, experience new adventures and share his love of remote places, and he’s excited to work aboard Aurora Expeditions’ new vessel, the Greg Mortimer during its maiden season 2019-20.