A Cumbrian climber and his mountaineering team have completed their Spectre expedition in Antarctica, involving climbing the most remote mountain on earth.
Leo Houlding, along with colleagues Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon, has safely reached the Union Glacier, completing their journey of 1,700km over 57 days, with 31 separate camps.
During the expedition, the three adventurers have man hauled and ski kited with loads of up to 200kg, been confined to their tents for days during raging storms, spent Christmas and New Year thousands of miles from family and friends, and witnessed incredible solar phenomena.
They also succeeded in reaching the summit of the Spectre, by a partly new route on its north face.
Leo said the team had a ball out there and he couldn't imagine a better pair of partners: