06/04/1909 Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole
The Legacy of Matthew Henson
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson traveled with the aid of dogsleds and three separate support crews who turned back at successive intervals before reaching the Pole. Many modern explorers, including Olympic skiers using modern equipment, contend that Peary could not have reached the pole on foot in the time he claimed.
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