Poles at the pole

I wonder who the first Pole was that reached a pole, north or south.

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3 Responses to “Poles at the pole”

  1. Rob on January 23rd, 2009 15:17

    I don’t know if he was the first but Marek Kamiński is certainly impressive in terms of Polish pole exploration

  2. Steve on January 23rd, 2009 16:03

    “The first examples of Polish participation in polar expeditions come from the 18th century. A father and son named Forster, from Gdansk, took part in James Cook’s southern ocean voyage and wrote a book called “Journey Around the World.”
    http://sunsite.nus.edu.sg/mw/iss05/poles.html

    In 1995, Marek Kaminski, some eighty-six odd years after Robert Peary, hot-footed it to the North pole. Also a native of Gdansk in northern Poland, I bet he laughed at the irony all the way there…

  3. Shanahan on January 23rd, 2009 16:11

    I wonder who the first Quaker was to reach the San Andreas Fault.

    I wonder who the first Turk to eat Turkey in Turkey was.

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