Christine Dennison

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Christine Dennison is the Co-founder and President of Mad Dog Expeditions an internationally recognized technical scuba diving and exploration company based in New York City. For more than 20 years Christine has been diving and exploring in remote regions of the world. Among her accomplishments, Christine is the first woman to dive and explore beneath the Arctic Sea ice and ice caves of the Canadian High Arctic. To date she has logged over 80 dives in this harsh polar environment. She is also the first woman to dive the dangerous piranha saturated waters of the Amazon's Rio Negro and its tributaries. Her additional diving expertise includes technical mixed gas wreck diving of historic shipwrecks around the world including the scuttled WW1 German Fleet of Scapa Flow in the Scottish Isles and the Bianca C, luxury liner and deepest wreck in the Caribbean.

Christine is an experienced technical Divemaster and mixed gas diver with cave, wreck and Ice certifications. Her expertise in operations and logistics of remote regions has been invaluable in consulting, organizing and leading expeditions for numerous film crews and scientific teams throughout the world. Her experience extends into working with advanced underwater ROV technology as a pilot and camera operator with over 3 years of ongoing exploration and documentary expeditions to the WW2 US R12 submarine in the Gulf of Mexico.

Christine is very active in oceanographic and wildlife conservation issues surrounding indigenous peoples. She is a role model for young women everywhere and passes on her expertise by mentoring, lecturing and presenting to student groups throughout the country. She is an ardent traveler and explorer spanning more than 30 countries. An International Baccalaureate graduate of New York's Anglo-American School and University student in English Literature and Art History. Christine is Spanish and bi-lingual as well as conversational French. She is a Fellow of both the prestigious Explorers Club in New York and the Royal Geographical Society in London. She serves on the Board of several nonprofit organizations that promote education, exploration, Ocean Outreach and animal rescue and takes her adopted Husky Ava on expeditions with her whenever she can.

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The author and Ginger on the coast of Maine.

RF Duffel doubles as a daypack

The east coast was very hot this summer and I was lucky to get some time to travel north to Maine with my rescue dog Ginger. She is a husky breed and has tons of energy so we hike and around seven miles a day. Clearly I needed the right pack for the journey. For… Read More

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Misadventure at the North Pole

When I last spoke with Mis­ad­ven­tures I was train­ing for a North Pole ski expe­di­tion — that was back in Jan­u­ary when the skies were dark and the weather was cold. My mind was set on get­ting even colder with my upcom­ing April trip. It is now summer, the days are long and hot, and… Read More