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Maxim: By own power
Mountaineer, Arctic researcher and dedicated extreme sportsman, he is not a man whom one could call a traditional adventurer.
In spite of many spectacular expeditions, this journalist never made adventure his profession. “Vogeley is an exception”.
His Nicknames “Manager on the Rocks”, “Arctic wolf”, “Dances on the Ice” reflect his position as one of the most succesful German-speaking adventurer.
Michael has been on spectacular expeditions under extreme climatic, physical and psychological conditions in the Arctic and the Antarctic, has established world records in ice caves, has undertaken prime ascents of summits and extreme faces, first sailings by kayak and led the first German North Pole ski expedition. But his passion concerns all forms of wilderness: mountains, ice, sea, white-water, desert…
Having had adventures on all continents, he uses this to drive his daily work as a successful journalist and has documented this in hundreds of publications and in many books and films. “The life sailing close to the wind increases pleasure in normal life and sets important activities for life and survival in the profession”.
He has lived with the natives of the Arctic, the Inuit, and is polar consultant and expedition leader of the DAV Summit Club. He passes on his experiences with extraordinary efficiency to enterprises and their staff in Outdoor Team Trainings. Self-imposed rules accompany his uncommon travels, expeditions and adventures pushing the limit.
Michael is as a journalist member of the following well known organisations
By own power • with fair means • back to the roots
Solo from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea on the Haute Randonée Pyrénéenne
Wilderness as character school for managers and groups
Exploration of Palay and Yap with cantilever boats
On cross-country skis and dogsledge across Greenland
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Leading the 1st canoe and mountain expedition
Crossing of the Sand Desert
Trekking in Spitsbergen
Trekking on Baffin Island
Search for an Inka treasury in the Lake Titicaca
Solo ski expedition to the Magnetic North Pole
Honeymoon in an canoe on the Nile
Canoe tour through the South-Western Fjords of Greenland
On the occasion of the 1000 year jubilee of the discovery of Greenland on the original Wiking route
1st downhill run with a Mountain Bike on Germany's Highest Mountain, the Zugspitze
First ski-tours in the Turkish Taurus Mountains
1st Crossing of the Spanish Sierra Nevada on skis
Winter crossing of the North Sea with a sailboat
1st touristic winter crossing of the Sarek Mountains on skis
Mountaineering on the five thousand meter high Demavend, highest mountain of Iran
First navigation of the Southern Couloir of the south couloir of Ouanoukrim