Latest Børge Ousland Stories

2009-09-14 08:13:00

LONDON, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo South African, Mike Horn, is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest modern adventurer-explorers. He has undertaken exceptional feats of endurance, determination and courage that have extended the boundaries of human achievement. Mike Horn is currently undertaking the Pangaea Expedition, which is supported by Officine Panerai. The expedition is a four-year trans-navigation of the globe by sea and by land promoting...

2006-05-04 08:05:00

By James Kilner OSLO -- Nearly 100 years after explorers first reached the North and South Poles, Norwegian Boerge Ousland believes he too has etched his name into polar exploration's Hall of Fame. Countryman Roald Amundsen was first to the South Pole in 1911, beating Briton Robert Falcon Scott who died with his team on the return trip after a heroic race. American Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole first in 1909. All of the men spent years mapping the unknown polar regions....

2005-12-28 09:55:00

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian explorer and his team have reached the South Pole unsupported in a record 33 days, he said on Wednesday. Wolfgang Melchior, 50, said in a statement posted on his Web site that he and four other people reached the South Pole on Tuesday. They traveled on skis, without outside help and without a parasail. "It is a particular pleasure and honor to report that we reached the South Pole on December 27 at 1630 hours," Melchior said. "Health-wise, I am well apart from...

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