- Transglobe Expedition
In 1979, adventurers
Ranulph Fiennesand Charles R. Burtonset out to make the first circumpolar navigation, traveling the world "vertically" traversing both of the poles. Starting from Greenwichin the United Kingdom, they went south, arriving at the South Poleon December 17, 1980. Over the next 14 months, they went north again, reaching the North Poleon April 11, 1982. Traveling south once more, they arrived again in Greenwich on August 29, 1982. ["Guinness Book of World Records 1997"] Oliver Shepardtook part in the Antarctic leg of the expedition.
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