From her website: Sarah grew up with the Arctic Ocean and a team of dogs in her backyard. No stranger to the cold, she is the youngest person to travel to both the North and South Pole, traverse the Greenland Ice Cap five times, venture into the Gobi Desert, guide an expedition to both the South and North Pole, and more recently kite ski 3,300 km retracing the Northwest Passage. In 2007 along with her older brother and teammate Eric, she was nominated for National Geographic’s prestigious “Adventurer of the Year” award and named one of the “Top Ten Women in Adventure” by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. When she is not in the cold, she spends her time working in film. She has directed several documentaries and is a published photographer
Professional Kayaker, Arctic Aventurer and National Geographic Photographer.
From MensJournal.com: Stookesberry and an international team of whitewater paddlers were in the midst of the first descent of the Río Apaporis, which snakes 700 miles through the Colombian rainforest and drops over seven distinct waterfalls. The paddlers were among the first adventurers to take advantage of a newly signed peace accord between the FARC and the Colombian government, which promised to end a 52-year civil war and open one of the most remote corners of the Amazon basin to exploration. His expedition [was} cut short when he was stopped and held by a team of rogue elements of Colombia’s rebel FARC army.