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Polar Ambassador starts solo expedition to the South Pole

Published: Dec 17, 2018 1 min read

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Jenny Davis, a British lawyer and ultra-endurance athlete is attempting a solo, unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole from the Antarctic coast.

Jenny will receive no outside assistance during the attempt and will be hauling a 80kgs pulk carrying her tent, food and equipment. This is a journey of over 715 miles and Jenny is aiming to beat the current women’s speed record of 38 days, 23 hours and 5 minutes.

As part of her Antarctica expedition Jenny has recently been appointed a Polar Ambassador by STEM Learning. She has been visiting schools in the lead up to the expedition who are following the Polar Explorer and Polar Sciences modules with Jenny. She will be part of a school tour on her return to encourage the new generation of scientists, engineers and environmentalists into the great outdoors.

You can follow her progress live on her website and her position will be updated hourly. Jenny will also be posting a daily blog, photographs and providing updates on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.