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The Explorers Grand Slam or Adventurers Grand Slam is an adventurers challenge to reach the North Pole, the South Pole and all of the Seven Summits.[1]

David Hempleman-Adams became the first to complete this challenge in 1998.[2] Norwegian Cecilie Skog is the only woman so far that has achieved the Grand Slam. In April 2005, Park Young Seok completed a "true Adventurers Grand Slam", which additionally includes ascending all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters.[3]

Only a dozen people have completed the Explorers Grand Slam:

References

  1. ^ "Balloonist plans altitude record". BBC. 1998-02-19. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/3504131.stm.  
  2. ^ "North Pole party for 'Grand Slam' Briton". BBC. 1998-04-30. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/85916.stm.  
  3. ^ "Mr. Park completes the Grand Slam". EverestNews.com. April 2005. http://www.everestnews.com/stories2005/park05012005.htm.  

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