Hello my name is Lewis Clarke, I come from Bristol in the UK. I am hoping to become the youngest ever person to ski the full 702 miles to the South Pole! Crazy? Mabye so but at least I’ve done a bit of adventuring before (even if it was a bit different). I am one of a team of 6 kids (we were all 12 years old) who hold the World Record for being the youngest ever team to swim in relay across the English Channel. [In the photo I am the one with the union jack at the back.]
Skiing or trekking to the South Pole can mean many things to many people. Some people do the last degree, or the last 100 miles or so, this is known as a partial expedition. Mine will be the full, mind blowingly freezing, gruelling, 702 miles (1130km) from the edge of the Antarctic landmass (ie the coast) to the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole. The current record holder is 18 yrs old (see section called world record). Keep up to date with my progress by visiting my website regularly.
Interests: Music, Rugby, Swimming, Gaming, Writing, Films, and Adventuring.
Age: 15 (I turned 16 on November 18th 2013 and started the expedition on December 2nd, 2013)
Date of birth: November 18th 1997, Bristol, England
School: QEH Bristol, England
School year 11 [take my GCSEs next year, will be taking along some German audio revision but can’t say if I will actually have any energy left to learn it!]
Favourite subjects: Maths and History
Planned A levels: Maths, Economics, Politics, Drama or History
Semi interesting stuff about me: Love eating cucumbers (ideally 2 a day!). Have a rescue cat called Bronte who is lovely but a bit mad. Once broke my sternum playing rugby. Have a Blue Peter Gold Badge (for Channel Swim relay). Love snow, hate hot places and hot weather and wear shorts in the middle of winter and am never cold (umm that may be about to change ….).