Liv Arnesen

Liv Arnesen Ragnheim ( born June 1, 1953 in Bærum, Norway) is a Norwegian cross country skier and adventurer.

In 1994 she was the first woman who came to the South Pole alone and unaided on skis across Antarctica. For the 1200 km long route she needed fifty days.

In 2001, she crossed along with Ann Bancroft Antarctica ( with sails as well as with skis). 2747 km were covered here in 94 days.


  • Liv Arnesen, Ann Bancroft: Only the horizon in view: Two women in Antarctica. Frederking and Thaler, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-492-40281- X.
  • Polar explorer ( Antarctica )
  • Norwegian
  • Born in 1953
  • Woman