- Naomi Uemura
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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).