Irene Robinson's piper challenge reaches Antarctica

Irene Robinson in Paradise Bay, Antarctica Image copyright PA
Image caption Irene Robinson will travel 50,000 miles on her odyssey and play 12 gigs

A piper on a mission to play the bagpipes on every continent within 50 days for charity has played in Antarctica.

Irene Robinson's feat started in New York's Radio City Music Hall and she has also played at Alcatraz and Brazil's Christ the Redeemer monument.

Ms Robinson, from Poole, will finish her odyssey with a performance on HMS Belfast in London on 27 February.

She hopes to raise £50,000 for charity on her trip, which she funded herself.

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Image caption The audience at Ms Robinson's small concert in Paradise Bay included several penguins

By its close the 57-year-old will have travelled 50,000 miles and played 12 gigs.

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Image caption The challenge was launched on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth

She announced her challenge on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth playing with the Royal Navy Pipe Band Association on 10 January.

The forensic nurse practitioner, who is originally from south London, hopes to raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Julia's House, a Dorset and Wiltshire charity that helps children with life-limiting illnesses.

Image caption Ms Robinson performed at the Radio City Music Hall in New York

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