An adventurer from Wales has set off on her latest dare devil trip which could see her achieve a world first. Maria Leijerstam from the Vale of Glamorgan is hoping to become the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of Antarctica.
She will spend Christmas day and New Year's day on a specially designed bike in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees as Kevin Ashford reports.
It takes a lot of courage try one world record. Today, at the base for Blind Veterans UK in Llandudno, a combination of blind ex-servicemen and others tried to break four. So how did they do? We sent Rob Shelley to find out.
A team of six people are hoping to break four world records in one day in a bid to raise awareness of charity Blind Veterans UK. Among the challenges facing the team, which includes members of the charity, are scoffing chocolates, bobbing for apples, peeling carrots and slicing cucumbers.
Here are the record they're hoping to beat:
Eating 15 chocolates: current record is 3mins 59 seconds
Most carrots peeled in a minute: current record 591grammes,
Fastest time take to slice a cucumber into 264 pieces: currently 13.4 seconds,
Most apples bobbed in three minutes by a six-person team: current record 361.
One of the team, Billy Baxter, is no stranger to world records. Billy, a former British Army Staff Sergeant who lost his sight after contracting a virus whilst exhuming bodies in Bosnia in 1997, already holds a a world motorbike speed record.
The event is taking place at the Blind Veterans UK's rehabilitation and training centre in Llandudno.