Henry Cookson, the world-renowned polar explorer, has made history as he entered the Book of Records as the first person to reach the Pole of Unaccessibility on foot.
Mr. Cookson’s journey was unprecedented and remarkable, as it took him nearly five months, more than 1,000 miles and 60 days of hiking and skiing while pulling a 100kg sled in the most extreme and severe conditions. His remarkable feat has been recognized by Guinness World Records and Mr. Cookson has become the first person ever to have made it.
The 39 year old adventurer had previously visited Antarctica in 15 countries and was part of a team that crossed the Drake Passage three times without any mechanical power. But this time, Mr. Cookson’s aim was to complete an impossible mission – to reach the Polar Unaccessibility Pole on foot by his own strength, facing unimaginable temperatures and winds up to 40 mph.
It was a difficult journey, especially because of its length and resources requirements – fuel, food and basic needs – but Mr. Cookson managed to do something no man has done before. He was living according to his motto: “To brave what no one else would”.
His outstanding feat is a clear example of courage and determination that will inspire generations of polar adventurers in the future. For now, the challenge remains for others wanting to explore some of Earth’s least explored places like Henry Cookson did – on foot.
The world has been captivated by the recent news that Henry Cookson, a well-known polar explorer, has set a new world record and entered the Book of Records. After years of hard work, determination and sacrifice, Henry has become the first person to ever reach the Pole of Unaccessibility on foot.
Henry is no ordinary explorer. He has embarked on some incredible expeditions in his 40-year career, summiting some of the world’s most challenging peaks. But none have been more difficult than this one – walking nearly 1500 kilometres across icy terrain with 200 kilograms of equipment strapped to his back. It truly is an amazing achievement!
Before embarking on this record-breaking journey, Henry spent months training both mentally and physically for the mission. He also devoted his time and energy to raising funds for the trip, relying on donations from individuals, corporations, and charities from around the world. Thanks to their generosity, Henry was able to carry on with his dream and reach his destination intact this past November.
Henry’s inspirational story is a testament to what hard work and dedication can achieve in life. While some might be scared of daring such a challenging endeavour, Henry embraced it – striding confidently into the unknown with a strong sense of purpose. His courage has made him an instant global hero, admired by people around the world who have followed his incredible journey.
To commemorate this impressive feat, Henry is set to appear in several international magazines and receive several high honour awards in 2021. We can expect even more great things from him in the near future! Congratulations are certainly due to Henry Cookson for entering The Book of Records as the first person to ever reach the Pole of Unaccessibility on foot – a crowning achievement that will stand for decades ahead as an inspiring milestone!