Henry Cookson

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Henry Cookson kissing a wolf in Norway

Born (1975-09-16) 16 September 1975 (age 45)
Nationality British
Occupation Explorer-expedition organiser
Years energetic 2005–current
Recognized for Holder of the World Report for reaching the precise centre of the Antarctic with out mechanical means in 2006
Web site http://www.henrycookson.com

Henry John R Cookson, FRGS (born 16 September 1975)[1] is a British polar explorer and adventurer. On 19 January 2007 he, alongside fellow Britons Rory Candy and Rupert Longsdon, and their Canadian polar information Paul Landry, grew to become the primary crew to succeed in the southern pole of Inaccessibility (POI) by foot, the final guests being a analysis crew utilizing tracked autos & planes in 1965.[2]

Formative years[edit]

He was born in Wimbledon and attended the Ecole de Roche, Harrow Faculty, and the College of Newcastle upon Tyne. He briefly labored at funding financial institution Goldman Sachs.

Scott Dunn Polar Problem[edit]

In 2005 he was persuaded to enter the Scott Dunn Polar Problem because the third member of Staff {Hardware}, alongside Rory Candy and Rupert Longsdon. Regardless of all being novice polar explorers, they defied the percentages and received the gruelling 360 mile race to the magnetic north pole, breaking the course report within the course of and ending 4 hours forward of the closest rivals, a crew of a Royal Marine and two Military Commandos.[3]

Staff N2i[edit]

The Pole of Inaccessibility station in January 2007

Following the success of the Scott Dunn Polar Problem, the trio determined to show their sights on an expedition to the Antarctic Pole of Inaccessibility. Coaching started in 2006, and Canadian Paul Landry joined the hassle. On 19 January 2007, 48 days after setting off from Novolazarevskaya Station, the 4 reached their aim, after kite snowboarding 1,100 miles to their vacation spot.[4] Upon arrival, they found essentially the most seen stays left behind from the earlier Soviet expedition in 1958, and the one indication that they’d reached the POI – a bust of Lenin, which had been mounted to the chimney of a Russian constructed hut.

For his or her endeavors, they’re within the Guinness E-book of Data as the primary individuals to succeed in the Pole of Inaccessibility with out utilizing motored craft.

Strolling With The Wounded[edit]

It was introduced in 2010 that Henry had been approached by Simon Daglish and Edward Parker to signal on as an expedition information for Strolling With The Wounded, a charitable expedition to the north pole geared toward elevating funds for injured servicemen and ladies. The expedition patron was Prince Harry, who acknowledged his intention to affix the expedition for its ultimate days ought to his army commitments permit.[5]


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