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Melbourne teen Jade Hameister sets world record by completing the Polar hat-trick

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Hampton teenager Jade Hameister has made history by becoming the youngest person ever to complete the Polar hat-trick.

In April 2016, at just 14-years-old Jade skiied unassisted to the North Pole and last year successfully crossed Greenland.

Yesterday, the now 16-year-old, arrived at the South Pole.

She spoke to Heidi Murphy live from Antarctica.

“I’m tired but excited, really ready for a hot shower and a good night’s sleep,” Jade said.

The trip has taken her 37 days, from the coast of Antarctica to reach the South Pole.

Describing it as the “hardest and longest” of her three trips, by completing the final quest Jade has set a number of records.

“The one I think is really special is the first woman to set a new route to the South Pole,” she said.

Click PLAY below to hear the full chat

On the evening of the 10th Jan 2018 (morning of 11th AEST), we finally arrived at Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole after an epic 37 day journey from the Amundsen Coast via a new route through the Transantarctic Mountain Range. In doing so, my 1,300km journey on skis dragging a heavy sled to the frozen ends of the Earth chasing my Polar Hat Trick dream (North Pole, Greenland and South Pole) is now complete. Whilst these adventures were never about breaking records to me, over time I have learnt of the few I have broken along the way. In arriving at the Pole today (aged approx 16 and 7 months), I now have the privilege of being: The youngest person to ski coast to South Pole (unsupported and unassisted). The first woman to set a new route from the coast to the South Pole. The first Australian woman to ski coast to South Pole (unsupported and unassisted). The youngest person to ski to both Poles. The youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick. And the honour of being part of the first all-Australian team to set a new route from the coast to the South Pole. My guide, Eric Philips said this was the toughest trip in terms of weather conditions in his 25 years of polar guiding. The wind and extreme cold was relentless and brutal. So many stories, so many memories. I cannot thank the incredibly fun team I shared this journey with enough and everyone back home for your support. Here’s to a hot shower and some real food! #bravenotperfect #expandpossible #climatechange #jadesquest #thepolarhatrick #northpole #greenland #southpole #nationalgeographic #nationalgeographicapp @natgeo @natgeoau @australiangeographic

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