The shortest time taken to reach the three extreme points of the Earth: Mt Everest, the North Pole and the South Pole (also known as the Three Poles) is 1 yr 217 days, and was achieved by Adrian Hayes (UK). Mr Hayes summitted Mt Everest on 25 May 2006, reached the North Pole on 25 April 2007 (from Ward Hunt Island, Canada), and finally claimed the South Pole, journeying from the Hercules Inlet, on 28 December 2007 .