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Wave Vidmar is the type of adventurer who loves anything that is extreme or involved with what is known as the 'outdoor'. He adores climbing mountains and sailing. In 2004, he was very close at reaching the North Pole solo and unassisted, but failed.

Born in 1965, Wave Vidmar is an American who has always had a passion for adventurous sports. He began climbing and sailing at the age of ten. Raised in California, he has over 28 years of experience in mountaineering. He has been a climbing instructor and has taken part in many national climbing competitions.

Wave also loves cycling. In 2000, he crossed the United States on a journey of 4000 km. He has also completed other major bike trips in Europe and Asia.

In 2004, he made an attempt to cross the Arctic pack-ice from Cape Arkitevchski to the North Pole. But after seriously injuring himself, Viktor Boyarski's logistics team had to come and rescue him as he made his way to the tourist base in Barneo despite his injuries. One of his websites states that he holds the world record for the longest swim (three hours) in Arctic waters.

Since then, Wave has announced a new polar expedition each season. In 2007, he will head for the Antarctic and attempt a trek from McMurdo to the South Pole. Another expedition is scheduled for next spring, with a crossing of the Atlantic from West to East, probably setting out from New England for Great Britain.

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