Who are ZIA

Zero Impact Adventures (ZIA) is an adventurous team comprising two best friends and airline pilots Tom Reynolds & James Van Der Hoorn.

Both fierce advocates for the environment, they strive to change the narrative on how we must face the climate crisis - by dropping individual consumer guilt and working on fundamental change.

ZIA embarked on a record breaking (and carbon-negative) expedition through the mountains & glaciers of Greenland with head photographer Charlotte joining the expedition team.

Together ZIA and The Adventure Photographers will create a film of what went on in the arctic over those turbulent 6 weeks and tackle the opinions surrounding such an inflamatory topic.

James Van Der Hoorn Tom Reynolds

What they say....

"In every journey we take, we all have a responsibility to minimise our footprint. Through engagement, awareness and education we can even have a positive influence.

We truly believe that through harbouring our adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors we can be part of big social change."

THE EXPEDITION

Stauning Alps Greenland Map

Over 200 kilometers across NE Greenland

Tom, James & Charlotte travelled to the remote Stauning Alps by ski & splitboard in the Spring of 2022.

A world record attempt

The expedition was one of endurance and the longest of it's kind attempted by splitboard. Not only did the team aim to set this world record, they also planned to summit two never before climbed mountains in the Stauning Alps.

Glaciers, sea ice & polar bears

The team set off across sea-ice pulling sleds weighing up to 100kg. They followed glaciers, scaled mountain passes & traversed fjords. They endured 60mph arctic winds, temperatures of 30 below, frostbite, glacial instabilities in a warming climate, and not to mention the ever present threat of polar bears...

creating hope

In creating this documentary following a challenge that had no guarantee of success, we endeavour to offer hope & inspire action in a world where equal uncertainty & challenge faces us all

Stauning Alps Greenland Map

What ZIA say about us...

What ZIA say about us...

“'We are both really excited to work with Charlotte & The Adventure Photographers team.

Their enthusiasm & passion for promoting positive environmental practices is a great fit for us at Zero Impact Adventures.

We just hope she doesnt have too keen a sense of smell, stuck for 40 days in a tent with two guys...”

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY

Check out our highlighted stories on The Adventure Photographers instagram. As well as being our daily weatherman via satelite phone, TAP manager Steve posted live updates of the progression of the expediton.

Read Charlotte's Greenland Diaries on our blog. These are her personal reflections as written and experienced on the harrowing expedition.

WATCH THIS SPACE

We will be releasing an official film webpage in due course with details about it's progression

Charlotte will release more of her series The Greenland Diaries

Any upcoming talks by Charlotte, Tom & James will be announced on our channels