Jenny Davis Completes Solo South Pole Ski

Jenny Davis has limped over the finish line on her solo, unsupported expedition from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole.

Like Wendy Searle, Davis had been aiming to best Johanna Davidsson’s 39-day woman’s record. For two-thirds of the journey she kept pace, before falling behind during the climb to the polar plateau.

Davis has been struggling with a thigh injury for the last few days, making for a painful slog to the finish. Her official time is not yet confirmed.

Martin Walsh is a writer and editor for ExplorersWeb.

Martin has been writing about adventure travel and exploration for over five years.

Martin spent most of the last 15 years backpacking the world on a shoestring budget. Whether it was hitchhiking through Syria, getting strangled in Kyrgyzstan, touring Cambodia’s medical facilities with an exceedingly painful giant venomous centipede bite, chewing khat in Ethiopia, or narrowly avoiding various toilet-related accidents in rural China, so far, Martin has just about survived his decision making.

Based in Da Lat, Vietnam, Martin can be found out in the jungle trying to avoid leeches while chasing monkeys.

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