Amelia Hempleman-Adams
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Amelia Hempleman-Adams speaks from the south pole

Amelia Hempleman-Adams has become the youngest person to ski to the south pole.

The 16-year-old spent more than two weeks trekking across Antarctica in a team of nine, including her adventurer father David Hempleman-Adams.

They reached the pole at 14:30 local time (01:30 GMT) after skiing 97 miles from the point where Ernest Shackleton had to turn back in 1909.

Speaking from the pole by satellite phone, she told the BBC she was most looking forward to "having a shower and eating some normal food".

  • 09 Dec 2011