What is the name of the first and only dog to have travelled to both the north and south poles?
A Jack Russell named Bothy, who might just very well be the most intrepid and traveled of all dogs! Bothy was the first and only dog to have travelled to both the north and south poles. This amazing feat was accomplished in 1982 however since then dogs have been banned from Antarctica, due to the risks of them transmitting diseases to the native seal population. So it looks like Bothy will keep his record and will forever remain in the history books.
Bothy belonged to the famous British traveller Sir Ranulph Fiennes ((born 7 March 1944)) and his wife Virginia. He is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a writer and poet. He was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot.