Whereas many individuals had been unwrapping presents on Christmas Day, the brother-in-law of tennis star Andy Murray was wrapping up a 700-mile, 38-day journey by means of brutally chilly temps and blistering winds—and, he hopes, setting a world document.
Scott Sears, 27, reached the South Pole on Monday, and he says he is the youngest particular person ever to take action solo, although Guinness has but to supply its last seal of approval, the BBC notes.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE SOUTH POLE! Completely satisfied to items,” he wrote on his weblog, the place he documented his unassisted journey, which included temperatures of minus 58 levels and wind gusts of as much as 150mph.
Sears stated he was so drained when he lastly took a relaxation after his trek that he fell asleep “inside about 2 minutes of my head hitting the mat.” Sears, whose sister, Kim, is married to the tennis star, describes a grueling expedition with icy, crevasse-marred terrain and an isolation made worse when the “iPod poltergeist” would sometimes strike, inflicting his music participant to cease working.
He says he “actually hit a wall” on Christmas Eve, the place “every thing was simply saying ‘no extra, not another step.'” However he devoured some dried meat, juice, and chocolate and pushed by means of, even hanging up his pungent socks as “makeshift stockings” for Santa that evening.
Sears’ message from Andy Murray’s mother as soon as he arrived at his vacation spot: “Properly finished Scott Sears.” If Guinness confirms Sears’ feat, he’ll be three years youthful than the earlier record-holder, per the Telegraph.
(Prince Harry drank champagne out of a prosthetic leg when he arrived on the South Pole.)
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