Born on 7th of March 1944
Born 1944 - English explorer
A British explorer, he led expeditions up the White Nile on a hovercraft in 1969 and on Norway’s Jostedalsbreen Glacier in 1970. His most famous was the Transglobe Expedition he undertook from 1979 until 1982 with Oliver Shepard and Charles Burton, the first people to reach both the north and south poles by land. In 1992 he led an expeditions that discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman. He is also a famous author publishing 13 books in fiction and non-fiction. He was appointed OBE in 1993, and the Polar Medal in 1995.
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