Erling Kagge (b. January 15, 1963) is a Norwegian lawyer and explorer/adventurer. In 1992-93, he completed the first unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, covering the 814-mile (1310 km) route in 51 days. He achieved this feat by simply covering a solid amount of ground daily, listening to music (including Jimi Hendrix) on his headphones. With his countryman, Børge Ousland, he became a member of the first group to reach the North Pole unsupported in 1990; in 1994, he summited Mount Everest, thus becoming the first person ever to attain those three extremes of Earth. January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 â September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cultural icon. ... Hailing from Norway, BÃ¸rge Ousland made the first unassisted Antarctic solo crossing, finishing on January 18, 1997. ... The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth. ... Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, meaning its summit is higher above sea level than that of any other mountain. ...
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