After 17 nights on ice, sub-zero temperatures, whiteouts and 24-hour daylight, 16-year-old Amelia Hempleman-Adams made the record books when she became the youngest person to ski to the South Pole last week. Alongside her dad David, the schoolgirl skied 97 miles in total and described the adventure as an "extraordinary experience".
She is reported as saying: "The biggest challenges were the freezing cold, dried food, pulling frozen poo in a sledge and Dad's snoring. The best bit has been experiencing what dad does on expeditions."
Last month, we reported on Amelia's preparations for the trip. Dad David had already taken his place in the record books on numerous previous expeditions, including the first to reach the South Pole solo and unsupported in 1996.
Amelia and her dad started their trip from The Farthest Point South, where Ernest Shackleton had to turn back on January 9, 1909. David said: "Amelia has done amazingly well. I'm very proud of her. It's one thing going off on an expedition on your own but another thing when you are looking after your own teenager daughter. Obviously, I wanted to make sure she returned to the UK with all her fingers and toes."