Plaisted, Ralph (Ralph Summers), 1927-2008

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Ralph Summers Plaisted (b. Sept. 30, 1927, Brunno, Minn.–d. Sept. 8, 2008, Wyoming, Minn.) was an insurance salesman turned Arctic explorer. He, with Walt Pederson, Gerry Pitzl and Jean-Luc Bombardier, were the first explorers to succeed in a surface traverse across the ice to the North Pole on April 19, 1968, making the first confirmed surface conquest of the Pole.

From the description of Plaisted, Ralph (Ralph Summers), 1927-2008 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10597396

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associatedWith Kuralt, Charles, 1934-. corporateBody
associatedWith Mikkelson, Gordon. person
associatedWith Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920. person
associatedWith Pitzl, Gerald R. (Gerald Rudolph), 1933- person
associatedWith Plaisted Polar Expedition (1967). corporateBody
associatedWith Plaisted Polar expedition (1968). corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Minnesota--Saint Paul
North Pole
Canada, Northern
Arctic regions
Minnesota--St. Paul
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Survival skills
Insurance--Agents
Snowmobiling
Occupation
Explorers--Minnesota--St. Paul
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Birth 1927-09-30

Death 2008-09-08

English

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