Victor Lance Vescovo (Texas) : The first American to have reached the deepest points of the Earth's five oceans

21-01-2021

(Uskings.us) Victor Lance Vescovo (born 1966) is an American private equity investor, retired naval officer, and undersea explorer. He is a co-founder and managing partner of private equity company Insight Equity Holdings. He is the first person to have reached the deepest points of the Earth's five oceans.

Vescovo grew up in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University, a master's degree in Defense and Arms Control Studies (Political Science) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker scholar.

 

 

In 2018, Vescovo launched the Five Deeps Expedition, whose objective was to thoroughly map and visit the bottom of all five of the world's oceans by the end of September 2019. This objective was achieved one month ahead of schedule, and the expedition's team successfully carried out biological samplings and depth confirmations at each location.

 

 

He is the first human to have reached the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench, the Sunda Trench, the Molloy Deep, the Sirena Deep, the Horizon Deep, and the deepest point of the Southern Ocean, which lies in the southern end of the South Sandwich Trench. He is also the first to have dived the Challenger Deep more than once, doing so twice, as well as the first to have visited the three deepest points in the ocean (the Challenger, Horizon, and Sirena Deeps).

 

 

Besides the deepest points of the five world oceans, the expedition also made dives in the Horizon Deep and the Sirena Deep and mapped the Diamantina Fracture Zone. Vescovo completed the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree) by climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents, and skied the Last Degree of Latitude at both the North and South Poles.

According to en.wikipedia

 


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