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Student Bryony Balen skis 705 miles to South Pole

A student from Newcastle University has become the youngest Briton to ski the full distance to the South Pole.

Bryony Balen, 21, from Melbourne in Derbyshire, skied 705 miles (1,100km) from the coast to the pole.

Miss Balen reached the landmark at about 19:00 local time (06:00 GMT) and is aiming to begin the journey home by plane on Saturday.

Judith Moritz reports.

  • 20 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK