Teenager Lewis Clarke returned to school yesterday to show off his holiday snaps – of the moment he became the youngest person to trek to the South Pole.
The intrepid 16-year-old went back into the classroom after taking seven weeks off to complete the 701-mile trek. He revealed a set of pictures capturing the moment he reached the southernmost point on Earth after 48 solid days of trekking in sub-zero conditions.
The schoolboy was able to claim three world records after battling temperatures as low as minus 50 C – including being the youngest to ski the full 700 miles by two years.
But now Lewis, who began the trek on December 2 to raise money for The Prince's Trust, has returned to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) school in Bristol to begin revision for his GCSEs.
The teenager, who landed back in England last Thursday said: "I'm feeling good. It's nice to be back. I missed the food to be honest, just good food. It feels pretty weird to be back again."