19-yr-old sets record for fastest Antarctic to South Pole trek

Dec 27 2013, 05:10 IST
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SummaryThe whole journey is really a mental one, managing uncertainty and trying to manage risk, Parker said.

A 19-year-old student in UK has set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the south pole, after completing the arduous trek in just 18 days. Parker Liautaud, a student at Yale University, has also become the youngest man to have skied to the South Pole. The teenage environmental campaigner and his expedition partner Doug Stoup set a new world record for the fastest journey from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He set off for the 561 km trek on December 3 with two goals: to undertake scientific research and collect data samples and to reignite dialogue on climate change, Daily Express reported. “The whole journey is really a mental one, managing uncertainty and trying to manage risk,” he said.

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