Dubai-based Hayes set for new record

DUBAI — With just days to go before Dubai-based British explorer Adrian Hayes reaches the South Pole, he is set to become the fastest man on the planet to have pioneered the so called ‘Three Poles Challenge’, unassisted and unsupported and all within just 19 months.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 25 Dec 2007, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:21 AM

Hayes climbed Mt Everest in May 2006, walked across the ice to the North Pole in April this year and is set to arrive at the South Pole just after Christmas day.

Hayes leads an illustrious club of only 15 elite explorers ever to have conquered the world’s three pinnacles.

“The Three Poles Challenge is an extraordinary experience. Few people ever get the chance to take on one of the world’s poles so I count myself very lucky to have done all three,” he said

The third and final episode in Hayes’ trilogy set off on November 12 to cover the 1,130km from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole encountering gale force winds, blizzards and temperatures of minus 23 Celsius.

An additional purpose of Hayes’s Three Poles challenge has been to raise awareness and money for the Children’s Hope Foundation and Friends of Cancer Patients charities.

Sponsors include Emirates Airline, Renaissance Services of Oman, Emirates Bank, and Financial Partners/Mondial.

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