Torgeir Higraff (33) Expedition Leader of Tangaroa. It was his brainchild to repeat the oceanic voyage by balsa raft that Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) made across the Pacific in 1947. Torgeir has a background in teaching and journalism and is passionate about nature, history, and the study of both past and present civilizations.
He likes to engage in conversation
about philosophy and politics over a glass of red wine, but he
also spend much time exploring wilderness and historical places.
Presently, he is writing a book about the expedition, which is
scheduled to come out in four Scandinavian languages - Norwegian,
Swedish, Danish and Finnish. He is married and lives in Oslo,
Bjarne Krekvik (53) joined the team in December 2004. He served as captain and was a key person for the success of the Tangaroa because of his expedition experience and sailing background from replicas of Viking ships.
Bjarne has a degree in agronomy and in navigation. He served as head of security onboard. Bjarne spends his free time on his little farm. He likes being outdoors and listening to music. He has worked as First Officer aboard a freighter and has taken part in several expeditions sailing Viking ships. He is married and has two sons.
Berg (42) has been involved with the Tangaroa project since Spring
2004. He was the first crewmember to join Torgeir. Anders served
as the photographer for the expedition and was responsible for
all filming onboard the raft.
Sala (45) came from Lima, Peru. He was the only non-Scandinavian
crewmember. He had a long career in the Peruvian navy and was
selected by them to represent South American seamanship. On board
the raft, he was responsible for astro-navigation.
Heyerdahl (29) is the grandson of Thor Heyerdahl who made the
original expedition by balsa raft from Peru to the Polynesian
islands in 1947. As a carpenter and engineer, he was responsible
for construction and maintenance onboard. He likes to travel
and finished the second half of his engineering studies in Cape
Town, South Africa.