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Carsten Thies


Owner and Founder of Wild Goose LLC - Arctic Expedition Service

is Carsten Thies

Carsten is a retired Boeing 747 Captain who now focuses solely on exploring the Arctic.

He offers guiding and logistical services to Photographers, Film crews, Adventurers and Scientists.​

Carsten is very well connected in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic and provides expert support to the realization of your project.

Besides being a pilot and a photographer, Carsten works in Wildlife Management, is a certified Bear-Guard (including Polar Bears), a Wildlife Awareness & Avoidance Instructor and a Wilderness-First-Responder (WFR)

Photo Eike Nerling


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Certificates & Licenses

  • WFR - Wilderness First Responder (Remote Medical Training, WA)

  • Wildlife Awareness & Avoidance Instructor (AIP)

  • Bear Guard (LTR, AK)

  • Polar Bear Awareness and Deterrence Training (USFWS & Environmental Research and Consulting)

  • Advanced Firearms Training (Florida Firearms Academy, Grey Solutions, WA, InSights Training Center, WA)

  • Advanced Bush and Mountain Flying (Bush Air, NV)

  • Navigation in Polar Regions (Groeger, Germany)

  • Svalbard & Greenland Field Staff Assessment (AECO - Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators)

  • Psychological First Aid (Johns Hopkins University)


  • CRMi (Copenhagen, Denmark)


Tel: +1-907-750-8115



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