May, July-December 1991
No. of Days
Countries Visited
Distance travelled
12,500 miles


Pole to Pole was an extraordinary journey at an extraordinary time. As we travelled south the Soviet Union unravelled before our eyes. Three months after we left it had ceased to exist. Discover more with our selection of highlights from Michael’s journey.


From Top to Bottom. Follow Michael's trip from the frozen North, through ever changing Europe, the rich and diverse cultures of Africa to the bitter lands of the Antarctic.


A selection of photographs from Michael’s journey.

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Travelling by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, Michael experiences every extreme the world has to offer. From the cold grip of the Arctic Circle, to the South...