Jade Hameis­ter

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JADE HAMEIS­TER’S per­sonal creed is ‘have a go’. The 16-year-old set five new records af­ter com­plet­ing her epic 1300km, 37-day jour­ney along the Amund­sen Coast to the South Pole in Jan­uary. Jade is the youngest per­son and first Aus­tralian woman to ski (un­sup­ported and unas­sisted) from the coast to the South Pole and the first woman to set a new route through the Transantarc­tic Moun­tain Range. In 2016, at 14, Jade com­pleted a record­break­ing ski to the North Pole and was named the So­ci­ety’s Young Ad­ven­turer of the Year. In 2017 she be­came the youngest woman to cross Green­land. With the com­ple­tion of her South Pole ad­ven­ture, Jade is the youngest per­son to ski to both poles and com­plete the Po­lar Hat Trick. She hopes other young women will ex­plore their pos­si­bil­i­ties.

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