Amelia of the Antarctic
Amelia Hempleman-Adams has become the youngest person to ski to the South Pole at the age of sixteen.
On Friday (December 9) at 1.30 am Amelia reached the South Pole with her father, the adventurer, David Hempleman-Adams, after skiing 97 miles. On the final day they skied 14 miles and felt ‘elated and tired’ on reaching the South Pole.
The intrepid duo and a small team started their expedition from The Farthest Point South where Ernest Shackleton had to turn back on January 9, 1909.
Press Release 11th Nov
Amelia Hempleman-Adams today learned survival techniques in a deep freeze depot in preparation for her South Pole bid (Friday November 11).
Amelia, 16, was shown how to survive in sub zero temperatures by her adventurer father, David, who has been on more than 30 expeditions and was the first Briton to reach the South Pole solo and unsupported.
Press Release 3rd Nov 2011
Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of Ernest Shackleton, today gave Amelia Hempleman-Adams a Shackleton coin and photograph of her grandfather to take to the South Pole.
Amelia, 16, is attempting to be the youngest person to reach the South Pole by skiing the final 97 miles with her father, the adventurer David Hempleman-Adams. Later this month they start their expedition from The Farthest South Point which Ernest Shackleton reached on January 9, 1909, before he was forced to turn back.