Teenager in Antarctic challenge

19 year old Parker Liautaud, who grew up in London, is aiming to break the 'pole to coast' speed record, skiing across the Antarctic in just 22 days

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Parker Liautaud: Factfile

19 year old Parker wants to set the speed record for crossing Antarctica
  • Born in California in 1994 to French and American parents, but grew up in London after his family moved to the UK

  • First Arctic expedition at 14 years old alongside renowned explorer Sir Robert Swan OBE

  • In 2009 attempted to become the youngest person to walk to the North Pole, at 15 years old- but the expedition was cut short due to weather conditions

  • By the age of 18 he had completed three expeditions to the North Pole

  • Currently studying Geology and Geophysics at at Yale University

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