… the first person to visit both the North Pole and South Pole by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world’s greatest living explorer. …
He was a poor student. Did not advance in the military.
His wife suggested arctic exploration because he didn’t have a career job.
In this video, he tells his own story.
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