First solo expedition to the North Pole
Who
Naomi Uemura
What
first
Where
Arctic ()
When

Naomi Uemura (1941–84), the Japanese explorer and mountaineer, became the first person to reach the North Pole in a solo expedition across the Arctic sea-ice at 4:45 a.m. GMT on 1 May 1978. He had travelled 770 km (478 miles), setting out on 7 March from Cape Edward, Ellesmere Island in northern Canada. The expedition was dog-supported and assisted (resupplies).