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Robert Peary
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Robert Edwin Peary (1856 –1920) was an American explorer who claimed to have been the first person, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole, using dogs in only 37 days. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, though it was criticized even in its own day and is still widely doubted, partly due to its speed. Paul Landry himself replicated the journey in 42 days, suggesting Peary’s journey was conceptually possible and then British explorer Tom Avery managed the feat a few hours quicker than Peary himself claimed (travelling with Paul’s wife, Matty McNair).