Girl joins dad at S Pole
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