Fyodor Konyukhov (Born 1951) is a Russian survivalist, voyager, explorer and ordained priest who holds numerous records. He is the only person to have reached the North Pole (3x), the South Pole, the Pole of Inaccessibility in the Arctic Ocean, the top of Mount Everest (2x) and to have sailed around the world via Cape Horn (4x).
Fyodor Konyukhov is the first person to row across the South Pacific Ocean, the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation of Antarctica in a sailboat, the fastest person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat, the person with the best 24-hour distance in a rowboat, and the fastest person to balloon around the world. He was the second person to circumnavigate the world in a hybrid hot-air helium balloon. He has also completed the longest dog race IDITAROD, fulfilled an expedition across Ethiopia, and won a Gold Medal of the Russian Arts Academy.
He was born in the village of Chkalovo, located in the Pryazovskyi Raion of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Oblast. He is also an ordained priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and was made a deacon in 2010.
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