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Norwegian Explorer Borge Ousland Crosses Antarctica

Ousland was the first man to complete a solo expedition to both the North and South Poles. In November of 1996 he began a solo crossing of the Antarctic continent. He reached his destination on January 17, 1997. The 64-day trek covered 1,764 miles and was made unsupported, meaning Ousland carried all the necessary supplies for the journey.


Other segments from the episode on February 13, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 13, 1997: Interview with Borge Ousland; Interview with Jennifer Gonnerman; Interview with Peter Korn.


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