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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Teenager to attempt land speed record across Antarctica

Teenager Parker Liautaud, who grew up in London, has announced today he is going to attempt to break the land speed record for crossing Antarctica - at just 19 years old.

He wants to cross from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole in 22 days, meaning he'll have to notch up over 18 miles a day in temperatures as low as -35°c.

He'll also be gathering snow samples along the way to help with research into climate change.

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