Plymouth polar explorer returns home

Antony Jinman on route to the South Pole Photo: Antony Jinman

A Plymouth explorer is back from a solo expedition to the south pole, one hundred years after another Plymouth man who inspired his interest in the Antarctic, Robert Falcon Scott.

Unlike his hero, Anthony Jinman was able to keep in touch with the outside world. That included hundreds of school-children who followed his seven week trek across the icy wilderness.

Antony is only the 12th Briton to have treked overland to both poles.

Antony Jinman kept in touch with hundreds of schools during his trek Credit: Antony Jinman

Watch John Andrews' full report on Antony's epic trek bere: