Michael Hoare

Hi I’m Michael, I’m originally from Australia but I’ve spent the last 6 years guiding around the world. I started my guiding career as a climbing/hiking guide and then moved into mountaineering expeditions. I began guiding with dogs after I visited Svalbard a few years ago and saw how important, smart and individual the dogs were.

Since then I’ve mainly worked with Greenlandic huskies and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the dogs and way of life here on Svalbard. I look forward to taking you out on tour!

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