Arved Fuchs

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Arved Fuchs
Arved Fuchs in Brunswick.JPG
Arved Fuchs in Brunswick
Born (1953-04-26) 26 April 1953 (age 61)
Nationality German
Occupation Explorer
March 2006

Arved Fuchs (born 26 April 1953 in Bad Bramstedt, Schleswig-Holstein) is a German explorer. On December 30, 1989, he and the famous mountain climber Reinhold Messner were the first to reach the South Pole without animal or motorised help, on skis, and with wind-assistance (parasail). Many of his expeditions have been placed on water, such as his failed attempt to sail around North Pole on a traditional sailing boat (1991-1994). This boat, named Dagmar Aaen, is still used by Fuchs on his current expeditions.


  • In Shackleton's wake. transl. Martin Sokolinsky. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House. 2001. ISBN 978-1-57409-138-0. 

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