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. ďThe whole journey is really a mental one, managing uncertainty and trying to manage risk,Ē he said.