Børge Ousland

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Børge Ousland (born 31 May 1962) is a Norwegian polar explorer, photographer and writer. He made the first unassisted Antarctic solo crossing, finishing on 23 March 2006. He ventured to the South Pole on 8 December 2005. On 22 January 2006, he began a journey to the North Pole, which he and Mike Horn successfully concluded on 23 March.[1] In September 2010, Ousland's team aboard "The Northern Passage" completed the circumnavigation of the North Pole. The Russian team aboard the "Peter I" achieved the same feat in that season. These were the first recorded instances of the circumnavigation of the North Pole without an icebreaker.[2] In December 2011 he traversed Antarctica to the South Pole for the centennial celebration of the first expedition to reach the Pole.

Ousland married at the North Pole in 2012 having been flown in by helicopter with "20 or 30 people".[3]