The first ever team made up exclusively of women to cross the South Pole unaided has just returned from extreme survival training a mere 300 miles from the Arctic circle in Norway.
Exercise Ice Maiden is planned for 2017, and the training is as authentic as it gets.
During training in Norway the British Army soldiers jumped into ice cold water from a hole in a frozen lake, built and slept in a snow hole and went skiing across glaciers.
The training exercise was also a chance for the two exercise leaders to whittle down the team from twenty to twelve as part of on-going selection to secure the very best team members.
The attempt, which will be made October 2017, is being called Exercise Ice Maiden.
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The Exercise will see the British Army team of women attempt to cross the Antarctic landmass under their own power.
With only two re-supply points along the route the team will carry all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time.
Sgt Sara Canning from Yeovil says staying warm is a priority.