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A FIRST FOR ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION

1989

30 December, Arrival at South Pole

A FIRST FOR ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION

Legendary Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner made the world’s first crossing of Antarctica by foot. Using his OMEGA Speedmaster for navigation, Messner walked for three months to complete the arduous, 2,800 km journey, routinely withstanding temperatures of -40°C and winds exceeding 145 km/h.

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Reinhold Messner at the South Pole with his OMEGA watch
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