Transglobe Expedition


Transglobe Expedition

In 1979, adventurers Ranulph Fiennes and Charles R. Burton set out to make the first circumpolar navigation, traveling the world "vertically" traversing both of the poles. Starting from Greenwich in the United Kingdom, they went south, arriving at the South Pole on December 17, 1980. Over the next 14 months, they went north again, reaching the North Pole on April 11, 1982. Traveling south once more, they arrived again in Greenwich on August 29, 1982. ["Guinness Book of World Records 1997"]

Oliver Shepard took part in the Antarctic leg of the expedition.

See: [http://www.transglobe-expedition.org]

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