Congratulations!!! Parker Liautaud & Willis Team

Focus, Focus, Focus until the last step and from there it’s right into the world records book with a final time of 18 days, 4 hours and 43 minutes. Parker Liautaud reaches the South Pole on Christmas Eve becoming the youngest man to ski to the south pole. After nearly a month in the Antarctic, explorer and climate change campaigner Parker Liautaud together with the Willis Resilience Expedition Team are due home today.

  • 19-year-old Parker Liautaud arrived at the South Pole at 13:43 GMT on 24 December 2013
  • New World Record: Parker becomes the youngest man to ski to the South Pole
  • New Speed Record: Parker and Doug Stoup set new speed record for the fastest-ever unsupported walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole in 18 Days, 4 Hours and 43 Minutes

It’s an incredible honour to stand at the South Pole after a successful expedition. Over the past several weeks I have learned a lot and am very thankful for the support of the team around me that made this expedition possible. I now hope to work with our scientific partners in the next phase of the research from this expedition and continue to contribute to reigniting the dialogue on climate change.

Parker Liautaud
Willis Resilience Expedition Leader

I’m proud to stand next to Parker at the Geographic South Pole after just over 18 days of skiing across Antarctica unsupported. I’m also proud to be here as an ambassador for climate change. Parker showed remarkable resilience throughout this expedition. He is an inspiration for his generation.

Doug Stoup
Willis Resilience Expedition Guide

After retracing their steps back to Union Glacier – Paddy and Eyjó driving Ice Broker and Parker, Doug and Nathan are taking to the air – the team flew out of Antarctica to Punta Arenas. The team then flew out of Punta Arenas, arriving home on New Year’s Eve just in time to be reunited with their families to celebrate the success of the Willis Resilience Expedition and look forward to the New Year.

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