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Antarctic adventurer Lewis Clarke returns to school in Bristol

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

  • Lewis Clarke, 16, above right, returned to school after taking seven weeks off to complete the 701-mile trek to the South Pole

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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.

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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."

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