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Guernsey man part of team breaking South Pole record

Team vehicle for the Thomson Reuters Eikon journey
Image caption The team beat the previous record, set six years earlier, by more than 29 hours

A Guernsey man has described his "amazing journey" as part of the team that set a world record for the fastest overland journey to the South Pole.

Jason De Carteret was part of the three-man team that finished the journey by vehicle in one day 15 hours and 54 minutes on Wednesday.

The team set out for the journey of more than 1,000km, aiming to beat the record set in 2005 by a team of five drivers, including Mr De Carteret.

He said he was now "shattered".

The trip aimed to show the use of alternative fuels as their vehicle was powered by bio-fuel and solar panels.

It also commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first successful attempt, made by Norwegian Roald Amundsen.

Mr De Carteret, who has skied to both poles, said: "We've proven that green technology can perform in the harshest of environments. At the same time we're both shattered having been awake for nearly two days!

"The first thing I did was to walk over and kiss the silver globe that sits at the bottom of the world.

"Our huge heartfelt thanks go to both the support team and everyone who has supported us."

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