People & Culture

Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis – On top of icebergs and into volcanoes

Episode 57

Set off on some incredible adventures with George Kourounis as we explore icebergs in the North Atlantic, Africa's most active volcano and more 

  • Published Apr 12, 2023
  • Updated Jul 06
George Kourounis on icebergs off of Newfoundland. (Photo: courtesy George Kourounis)
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It’s always a special moment when one of the RCGS Explorers-in-Residence drops by the podcast. This conversation with George Kourounis is no exception. George is one of the world’s leading storm chasers, broadcasters, and adventure travellers. His busy schedule has him doing everything from chasing tornados, to jumping into volcanoes, to surviving epic hurricanes and major weather events. He is all about exploring those moments on our planet when nature is at its most extreme and then sharing what he’s learned from that experience. In this episode, George takes us iceberg climbing off of Newfoundland and then into Africa’s most active volcano, in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Along the way, George shares some great behind-the-scenes tips for young explorers on how he made these expeditions come together. Enjoy!

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Explore Canada's Badlands and Rocky Mountains with George Kourounis

Swap travel stories from around the globe with RCGS Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis as you discover the landscapes of Canada’s Badlands and Rocky Mountains. This itinerary provides the perfect mix of the scenic rural landscapes of the westernmost province of the prairie, as well as its aquamarine glacial lakes and majestic snow-capped mountains.  


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