In 2002, Richard Wiese became the
youngest president in The Explorers Club’s hundred-year
history. He has hosted many nationally seen television
shows, most recently Exploration with Richard Wiese, which can be
viewed in around the world. Team member of the highly acclaimed series with the BBC and Discovery called "Hottest Place on Earth.
Most recently filmed African survival tips for the History Channels new series on Stanley and Livingston.
As an explorer and respected field scientist , Richard has traveled
to all seven continents. He has tagged jaguars in the Yucatan
jungles, expedition leader to the Northern Territory of Australia to look for basis of the Aboriginal myth of the Rainbow Serpent, team member of the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest, achieved the first ascent of an unclimbed mountain
in Alaska and discovered 29 new life forms on Mt. Kilimanjaro
in Africa and cross country skied to the North Pole.
Most recently Richard traveled to the hottest place on earth in Ethiopia to attempt to extract fragments of DNA from molten lava to look for evidence of microbial life in conditions never thought able to support life.
By invitation of King Mohammad VI, Richard was
the U.S. representative to the Moussem de Tan Tan, a gathering
of 45,000 nomadic Arabs in Morocco.
He was honored at the
2005 Boy Scout National Jamboree, where he addressed 90,000
people and had a camp named after him.
As a journalist, he has received numerous honors, including
an Emmy, a Genesis Award, an Associated Press Folio Award
and a Golden Halo Award. His articles have appeared in many
New: Richard Wiese and "Born to Explore " meet Geraldo
New: "Expedition Africa" suvival tips from "Born to Explore"
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NEW:Journal of the World Explorer
NEW: Born to Explore Blog
Wiese Team Successful on Climate Change Global Challenge on Mt. Kilimanjaro January 2009
Appearance on CBS Late Night with Craig Ferguson
March 2009: Richard Wiese and the BBC : "Hottest place on earth
We invite you to learn more
about Richard, his television
show, photography, and
explorations to the far reaches
of the earth.
*Currently former President of The Explorers Club