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 64)
Nationality German
Occupation Explorer
March 2006

Arved Fuchs (born 26 April 1953 in Bad Bramstedt, Schleswig-Holstein) is a German explorer. On 30 December 1989, he and Reinhold Messner were the first to reach the South Pole with neither animal nor motorised help, on skis, and with wind-assistance (parasail). Many of his expeditions have taken place 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.

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

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