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Arved Fuchs
Born (1953-04-26) 26 April 1953 (age 68)
Bad Bramstedt, West Germany
OccupationPolar explorer, writer
Awards

Arved Fuchs (born 26 April 1953) is a German polar explorer and writer.

Polar exploration

Fuchs in 2006
Fuchs in 2006

On 30 December 1989, Fuchs and Reinhold Messner were the first to reach the South Pole with neither animal nor motorised help, using skis and a parasail. That made him the first person to reach both poles by foot within one year.

Many of his expeditions have taken place on water, such as his failed attempt to sail around North Pole on a traditional sailing boat (1991–1994). This boat, Dagmar Aaen, is still used by Fuchs on his current expeditions.

Recognition

In October 2017, Fuchs was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his merits to the protection of the environment.[1]

Publications

References

  1. ^ "Karin Beier trägt jetzt das Bundesverdienstkreuz". Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). DPA. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.