Maria Leijerstam, 35, became the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent in just 10 days
A female adventurer has achieved a world first after becoming the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent in just 10 days.
Maria Leijerstam, from the Vale of Glamorgan, managed the feat this morning following a gruelling 500 mile ride in “vicious” conditions.
Her team said at one point the sweat on the inside of Ms Leijerstam’s boots froze and for ten days she heated her freeze-dried food by melting snow on a small stove inside her wind blasted tent.
Snow drifts, complete white outs and crevasses…
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