PASQUALE SCATURRO, EXPLORER, ADVENTURER AND GEOPHYSICIST, is one of the foremost expedition leaders in the world. Exploring the far reaches of the planet for over 25 years, Pasquale has participated in and led mountaineering expeditions on Aconcagua, K2, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Gasherbrum II, the North Face of the Eiger, and three expeditions on Mt. Everest. He conceived, organized, and led the National Federation of the Blind 2001 Everest Expedition, in which blind climber Erik Weihenmayer reached the summit. An award-winning documentary, Farther than the Eye Can See, captured this punishing feat on film, and Time Magazine called it one of the most successful Mt. Everest expeditions in history.
He has led multiple descents of world-class rivers including the Omo, Bio Bio, Zambezi, Tatshenshini, and Alsek. In 2004 he organized and led history’s first-ever, complete descent of the entire Blue Nile and Nile River, from its source in the highlands of Ethiopia to its terminus in the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 3,260 miles. This record-breaking expedition was featured in the award-winning IMAX film and book titled Mystery of the Nile.
Pasquale has over 30 years domestic and international oil and gas exploration experience in the most remote, dangerous, politically volatile and technically challenging places on the planet. This includes projects across Africa, Russia, the Middle East, Asia, and South America. His most recent ventures have taken him to Turkey, Israel, Siberia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Somalia and Pakistan. Pasquale’s leadership, logistical expertise, hard work and enormous commitment have enabled him to straddle the realms of outdoor exploration and corporate America unlike any other expedition leader on earth.
Frequent media appearances include film, television, popular magazines, books and lectures. He has appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, ESPN, Turner Television, the History Channel, National Public Radio, MacGillivray Freeman Films and IMAX Theaters worldwide, A&E, MSNBC and MSN and has been featured in Time Magazine, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Playboy Magazine, the LA Times and many more. In 2009, Pasquale was featured in the 8-part History Channel TV series Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingston in which a team of four explorers crossed Africa from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika retracing Henry Morton Stanley’s epic 1871 expedition to find Dr David Livingston.