Wow!! And what a long list of accomplishments, authoring so many books. Mind. Blown.
I would say they don't build them like they used to, but I see your Peter Freuchen and I can safely raise you Cecilie Skog. Cross Antarctica the long route unassisted with no kite? Check. The Seven Summits? Check. Across Greenland? Check. North Pole? Check! Overcame tragedy? Unfortunately and fortunately, check.