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Image caption Ben Coombs drove across three continents to accomplish the task

A guy has driven a sports vehicle across 21 countries, beginning at most northerly pub on the planet and finishing at most southerly.

Ben Coombs, 38, from Plymouth in Devon, drove 20,000 miles across three continents in the Arctic Circle towards the southernmost tip of Chile.

It required him seven several weeks to accomplish the task.

Mr Coombs described the ultimate pub as “a dive”, but stated “it is the journey that means something, and not the destination”.

The idea for the adventure came as they was getting a pint inside a pub on Dartmoor.

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Image caption The trip was finished in a eco-friendly TVR sports vehicle known as Kermit

Your way began around the Norwegian island of Svalbard within an abandoned mining settlement known as Pyramiden, with a population of 4.

Mr Coombs stated locating the northernmost bar “was a simple investigative process”.

“Pyramiden is under 700 miles in the North Pole, may be the northernmost settlement on the planet having a permanent non military population, and it has just one bar,” he added.

“The residents all reside in the only real building still functioning – the town’s old hotel – which ends up having a still-functioning bar.”

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Image caption Probably the most northerly pub on the planet in Pyramiden

To obtain the most northerly and southerly pub, Mr Coombs searched for licensed premises where anybody could walk-in from the street and purchase a beer.

However, there are bars in Antarctica they’re found on bases and aren’t available to people from the public or aren’t licensed, he stated.

So Mr Coombs searched for the southernmost settlement outdoors Antarctica, and discovered Puerto Johnson in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.

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Image caption In Arizona, Ben Coombs’ vehicle Kermit came face-to-face having a replica Herbie, a 1963 VW Beetle
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Image caption Your way involved 20,000 miles of driving and a variety of road surfaces

From Pyramiden, Mr Coombs drove his eco-friendly 20-year-old TVR Chimaera, known as Kermit, across Europe to Southampton where the vehicle was shipped to New You are able to in August.

Then he travelled over the U . s . States to California, before heading south to Mexico.

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Image caption The vehicle were built with a new clutch built in a garage in Nicaragua, the only real major repair from the trip

Numerous buddies became a member of him for a number of stages from the journey within the two-seater convertible vehicle.

“Guatemala rapidly passed beneath our wheels, before we shipped the vehicle round the Darien gap from Panama to Colombia,” Mr Coombs stated.

“It only agreed to be the little few an 8,000-mile drive across Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina to get at the final bar on the planet.”

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Image caption A few of the primary challenges were getting across borders and staying away from rock falls in Colombia
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Image caption The hands-built vehicle worked well using the journey and can certainly be shipped to Devon

The ultimate destination was Puerto Johnson, where Mr Coombs showed up on 12 Feb and located the southernmost bar.

“It’s a dive really,” he stated.

“We are speaking plastic garden furniture inside, Chilean line dancing around the TV, along with a menu which consists only of lager and economical whisky.

“You will find most likely more desirable places to visit 20,000 miles to get at, but that is not necessarily the purpose. It is the journey that means something, and not the destination.”

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