14 Jan 2011

Another Norwegian makes mark at South Pole

10:01 pm on 14 January 2011

Norwegian Christian Eide has slashed the record for skiing to the South Pole unaided by more than two weeks.

Mr Eide travelled the distance from Hercules Inlet to the pole, a distance of 1130km, pulling a sleigh with supplies in 24 days, the BBC reports.

The previous record was set by American Todd Carmichael in 2008.

The first person to reach the South Pole was another Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, in December 1911.