Hong Sung-taek

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Hong Sung-taek
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Personal information
NationalitySouth Korean
Born (1966-03-13) 13 March 1966 (age 52)
Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
Websitehongs-expedition.com
Climbing career
Known formountaineer, adventurer, explorer

Hong, Sung Taek (Hangul홍성택; Hanja洪成澤; born 13 March 1966) is a mountaineer, adventurer, explorer and author from South Korea. He is currently a National Geographic Explorers supported by a National Geographic explorers program[1] and a principal of KSAF Mountaineers Academy. He is renowned for reaching all the Three Poles and crossing the Bering Strait and Greenland for the first time. He summited Everest in 1995, skied to the South Pole in 1994 and walked to the North Pole in 2005. He also crossed Bering Strait by foot in 2012 (official) and crossed Greenland by dog sledding in 2011. He was thus the first in the world to reach all the five poles (Everest, North and South Poles, Bering Straits, Greenland).

Expeditions[edit]

[2][3]

Year Expeditions
2015 attempt, Lhotse, south face (8516 m)
2014 attempt, Lhotse, south face (8516 m)
2013 attempt, Lhotse (8516 m)
2012 crossing, Bering Strait (by foot) (February 23 ~ 29, 2012)[4]
2011 crossing, Greenland (2500 km) (May ~ July 19, 2011)
2008 attempt, Mount Everest SW (8848 m)
2007 attempt, Lhotse, south face (8516 m) Lhotse Shar(8382 m)
2005 arrived, North Pole (N90) (by foot) (April 30, 2005)[5]
2002 attempt, Pumori, east face (7117 m)
1999 attempt, Lhotse, south face (8516 m)
1998 summit, Thapa peak (6012 m) (April 18, 1998)
1996 attempt, Dhaulagiri (8167 m) Annapurna (8091 m)
1995 summit, Everest (8848 m) (October 14, 1995)[6]
1995 summit, Shishapangma (8046 m) (August, 1995)
1994 arrived, South Pole (S90) (by ski and walk) (January 1, 1994)[7]
1994 attempt, Pumori, NE (7117 m)
1993 attempt, Everest (8848 m)
1992 summit, Khan Tengri (7010 m) (August 5, 1992)

Publications[edit]

  • Hong, Sung Taek (2013). 5 Poles. Seoul,Korea: dreamN. ISBN 978-89-88349-41-0.

An essay book telling about the experiences in SP, NP, Everest, Bering and Greenland

A master´s thesis, Korea University, 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wikitree.co.kr/main/news_view.php?id=261099
  2. ^ "홍성택 - Daum 백과사전". Daum.net. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  3. ^ "Everest K2 News ExplorersWeb - 2014 Best of ExplorersWeb Interview Special: Koreans on Lhotse South Wall". Explorersweb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  4. ^ Oh, Kyu-wook (2012-03-01). "Korean team crosses Bering Strait". Koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  5. ^ "AdventureStats by Explorersweb". Adventurestats.com. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  6. ^ Manish Maharjan. "South Korea". Everestsummiteersassociation.org. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  7. ^ "Unsupported South Pole Expeditions". Adventurestats.com. Retrieved 2015-07-27.