First British Women Reach the South Pole 15th Anniversary Thimble

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The first British women to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole arrived safely on 4 January 2000, more than two months after starting their record-breaking journey. Catherine Hartley and her nine-strong group covered 680 miles (1,094 km) while withstanding temperatures as low as -48C. The expedition left London on 21 October 1999 for Punta Arenas in southern Chile, flying on to Patriot Hills near the Antarctic coast. The group had originally hoped to reach the South Pole before the dawning of the new Millennium but bad weather delayed the start of the trek by a few days.

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The first British women to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole arrived safely on 4 January 2000, more than two months after starting their record-breaking journey. Catherine Hartley and her nine-strong group covered 680 miles (1,094 km) while withstanding temperatures as low as -48C. The expedition left London on 21 October 1999 for Punta Arenas in southern Chile, flying on to Patriot Hills near the Antarctic coast. The group had originally hoped to reach the South Pole before the dawning of the new Millennium but bad weather delayed the start of the trek by a few days.