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Eighty-one days, miles and one frost bitten toe after they set off, two British women yesterday became the first all-female expedition to walk all the way to both poles.
It's been worth everything we have endured along the way. It was excruciating and there were times when it was difficult to put one foot in front of the other, but with one goal in mind and pure determination we were able to succeed. Daniels, 37, a former banker and single mother of triplets from Devon, and Hamilton, 35, a film financier from London, reached the north pole at 6am GMT yesterday, raising the Union flag just in time for the golden jubilee.
They are the first British all-female expedition to reach the north pole, and were members of an all-woman expedition of five which walked to the south Single women North Pole two years ago. Their journey from the base at Ward Hunt Island in northern Canada took three weeks longer than predicted because of appalling weather conditions at the start. The distance is miles as the crow flies, but they were forced to walk miles, to avoid several enormous ice ridges up to 50 ft high and huge chasms in the ice, as temperatures began to rise and the ice melted. At one point, they both crashed through the icecap and into the freezing Arctic ocean, but managed to drag themselves out.
Daniels and Hamilton began preparing for their epic journey in October They trained with the Royal Marines to ensure that they were fit enough to drag the lb sledges which were packed with their food and equipment.
They put on two stone for the trip and had to consume 6, calories a day to stay healthy. We've covered miles in a month, but now we've done it and it's a wonderful feeling. The comradeship is amazing. She was forced to quit the expedition six weeks ago because of severe frostbite but she will return to the UK with the others at the end of the week.
Daniels suffered a frostbitten middle toe early in the expedition, but managed to continue the trip despite the pain. A message on the adventurers' website, northpolewomen. The Prince of Wales, patron of the expedition, said yesterday: "I am very proud of my ladies. UK news. Explorers make record books with first all-female trek to north and south poles.
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