Three Poles Challenge
The first person to reach all three poles was Erling Kagge. He had finished all three poles by May 94 being 6 months faster than the next person. Tina Sjögren became the first woman to complete in 2002.
Adrian Hayes set a ‘speed record’ by completing the Three Poles challenge in 19 months and 3 days, between 25 May 2006 and 28 Dec 2007, breaking the previous record of 24 months. In 2011, former Wales rugby union international Richard Parks completed the Three Poles challenge in 5 months as part of his successful attempt to reach both geographic poles and climb all of the Seven Summits within 7 months; however, his surface journeys to both the North and South Poles began at 1 degree of latitude from each pole.
- Seven Summits
- Seven Second Summits
- Volcanic Seven Summits
- Explorers Grand Slam, also known as The Adventurers Grand Slam — the Three Poles plus the Seven Summits
- Mountaineers 5 Peak Pin
- "Sir Edmund Hillary; An Extraordinary Life" by Alexa Johnston first published 2005.
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