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16-yr-old becomes youngest to ski to the South Pole

Amelia Hempleman-Adams, a 16-year-old schoolgirl whose father was the first Briton to reach the South Pole solo and unsupported, has become the youngest person to ski to the bottom of the world.


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She joined her adventurer dad David Hempleman-Adams on the two-week, 97-mile trek to the South Pole from explorer Ernest Shackleton's Farthest South Point. 

The nine-strong party completed the journey yesterday after a final 14-mile push."I'm really proud to have actually made it and just really happy," said Adams by satellite phone from the Pole.

It's really exciting to be able to achieve something like this."

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