Arved Fuchs

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Arved Fuchs
Arved Fuchs in Brunswick.JPG
Arved Fuchs in Brunswick
Born (1953-04-26) 26 April 1953 (age 66)
March 2006

Arved Fuchs (born 26 April 1953 in Bad Bramstedt, Schleswig-Holstein) is a German explorer. On 30 December 1989, he and Reinhold Messner were the first to reach the South Pole with neither animal nor motorised help, on skis, and with wind-assistance (parasail); that made him also 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, named Dagmar Aaen, is still used by Fuchs on his current expeditions.

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]


  • In Shackleton's wake. transl. Martin Sokolinsky. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House. 2001. ISBN 978-1-57409-138-0.CS1 maint: others (link)


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

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