Baard grew up in Ås, south of Oslo and was introduced to canoeing, skiing and the easy life in nature at an early age. As the years went by, the trips got more ambitious and after finishing a three year outdoor education in Sogndal he skied 2600km from South to North of Norway.
The curiosity for new and unique places with spectacular nature brought him to Svalbard in 2014 where he graduated at the Arctic Nature Guide – program. In 2017 he skied South to North of Spitsbergen and finished a two and a half month canoe expedition in Arctic Canada.
Working as a guide on Svalbard has been his main work since 2015.