British woman doctor becomes first to walk to North Pole

April 26th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.26 (ANI): A British woman doctor has become the first and the youngest to walk 500 miles to the North Pole. Twenty-seven-year-old Amelia Russell and her boyfriend Dan Darley, 34, walked 500 miles in 58 days from Resolute Bay in Canada in aid of the charity Help for Heroes, The Telegraph reports.Russell completed the trip despite dislocating her shoulder twice during the expedition and resetting it herself. The couple dragged two sleds carrying food fuel and equipment weighing around 300kg and without the aid of dogs or kites in temperatures of around -40 degrees.Speaking after arriving at the North Pole on Sunday she said they had to endure temperatures as low as -50C.

“It’s been an extremely difficult and challenging expedition but there’s a huge sense of satisfaction in having got through it. It’s a had a huge physical and mental impact on both of us.” (ANI)

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