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Lewis Clarke youngest person to reach South Pole

Jan 20, 2014 11:33 IST

Lewis Clarke, 16 years old became the youngest person to trek to the South Pole on 18 January 2014. Clarke spent 48 days at temperature of -40 Celsius and winds of up to 193 km/h.

image Clarke from Bristol, UK aimed to enter the record books as the youngest person in the world to ski from the Antarctic coast to the Pole using 1100 kilometer Hercules Inlet route.

An 18 year old Sarah Mc Nair Landry from Canada previously held the same coast to pole route in 2005.

The British Antarctic Survey said that the Antarctic is the highest and coldest continent and is nearly as big as Europe in size which is entirely buried by snow and ice.

 

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