Jade Hameis­ter

The 17-year-old Mel­bur­nian has al­ready com­pleted far-flung treks that reg­u­larly de­feat ad­ven­tur­ers twice her age.

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There was lit­tle doubt Jade Hameis­ter would win Young Ad­ven­turer of the Year at the lat­est Aus­tralian Geo­graphic So­ci­ety Awards, an­nounced in Oc­to­ber. It’s been an epic 18 months for the high schooler, be­gin­ning in mid-2017 when she be­came the youngest fe­male to cross Green­land, and con­tin­u­ing in Jan­uary 2018, when she com­pleted a 1300 kilo­me­tre, 37-day jour­ney along the Amund­sen Coast to the South Pole. On that trip, she be­came the youngest per­son and first Aus­tralian fe­male to ski unas­sisted from the coast to the South Pole and the first fe­male to set a new route through the Transantarc­tic Moun­tain Range. She is now the youngest per­son to have com­pleted the Po­lar Hat-Trick, which com­prises routes to the North and South Poles and across the Green­land ice sheet.

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