[Grammar] "crossing" and "having crossed"

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xxwzs

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Here comes a question:
In 1861 John Stuart successfully crossed Australia. Ever since he has been famous for ______ the continent.
A. crossing B. having crossed

I deem both A and B as acceptable keys. But I don't know why.
So what about your view point?
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emsr2d2

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They both work in BrE.
 
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