A soldier who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan is hoping to become the first double amputee to walk to the South Pole. Duncan Slater will take part in a special race in Antarctica later this year made up of three teams of wounded servicemen and women.

To prepare for the challenge he and his team mates have been cold weather training in Iceland.

When Duncan Slater's lower legs were destroyed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan four years ago the doctors told him he wouldn't walk again.

Geraint Vincent with Duncan Slater Credit: ITV News

But now Duncan is determined to walk 200 miles across the ice, to the bottom of the world, as our Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.