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Welcome to the homepage of Explorer Richard C. Wiese.

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 national publications.

New: Richard Wiese and "Born to Explore " meet Geraldo

New: "Expedition Africa" suvival tips from "Born to Explore"

"Born to Explore" ranked #1 on Amazon Outdoor Recreation and #1 in Hiking and Camping and #157 overall!

May 16th- "Born to Explore" according to Amazon "The biggest gainers in Books sales rank over the past 24 hours"

NEW:Journal of the World Explorer

NEW: Born to Explore Blog

Wiese Team Successful on Climate Change Global Challenge on Mt. Kilimanjaro January 2009

Wild Encounter for World Explorer Richard Wiese

Appearance on CBS Late Night with Craig Ferguson

March 2009: Richard Wiese and the BBC : "Hottest place on earth

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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

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