Girl joins dad at S Pole

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LON­DON: Amelia Hem­ple­man-adams, 16, a school­girl whose fa­ther was the first Bri­ton to reach the South Pole solo and un­sup­ported, yes­ter­day be­came the youngest per­son to ski to the bot­tom of the world.

She joined her ad­ven­turer dad David Hem­ple­man- Adams on the two- week, 156km trek to the South Pole from ex­plorer Ernest Shack­le­ton’s Far­thest South Point.

The nine- strong party com­pleted the trek yes­ter­day af­ter a fi­nal 20km push.

“I’m re­ally proud to have ac­tu­ally made it…” Amelia said by satel­lite phone from the South Pole.

“We ar­rived here and we all just hugged each other…”

The teen ex­plorer took her home­work with her but her fa­ther threw it out of the sledge, say­ing it would be too heavy.

Hem­ple­manA­dams had a few hours at the pole be­fore fly­ing back to the Union Glacier base, near the Antarc­tic coast, then fly­ing back to Punta Are­nas in south­ern Chile. The pre­vi­ous record­holder was 18. – Sa­paAFP

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