Meet the youngest British woman to ski to the North Pole

April 13th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 13 (ANI): While many youngsters of her age are glued to social networking websites, Camilla Hempleman-Adams is a bit different the teenager has become the youngest British woman to ski to the North Pole.

The 15-year-old girl, accompanied by her father, the world-renowned explorer David Hempleman-Adams, led the group of 11 on the journey.

They reached the geographic North Pole on April 9.

This was the hardest trip I have done - and she found it a lot easier than I did. Shes done magnificently, amazingly well; Im extremely proud of her, Times Online quoted David, as saying.

Camilla, from Bath is studying for her GCSEs and went on the trip to highlight the effects of global warming.

The teenager, who faced temperatures of -40C, with wind chill taking it down to -60C, said she was looking forward to getting back to civilisation and had not enjoyed the disgusting food en route.

David revealed one of the difficulties he and his team encountered during the trip was the movement of the ice extending the distance they had to cover.

Back-drift is like being on an escalator. The ice drifts all the time, so when you wake up in the morning you can be a lot farther from the North Pole, he said. (ANI)

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