Thursday, 3 April 2008

Rescued Hannah already planning second attempt at North Pole record

ADVENTURER Hannah McKeand, who was brought up in Watchet, is planning to make a second attempt at her North Pole record.
Hannah, whose mother Julian Burbury lives in the town, was dramatically rescued from the Arctic icepack last week.
She was flown to safety by the Canadian Royal Air Force after falling into a crevasse and injuring herself so badly that she could not continue.
Hannah had been trying to become the first woman to ski solo and unsupported to the North Pole and she was barely two weeks into the journey when the accident happened.
In an email to The Post as she was being taken for medical treatment, Hannah said: “I am looking forward to getting home and getting healed and starting to plan how to get back on the ice next year for another attempt.
“No, of course I have not been put off, this is what I do.
“I am hoping to be back up here next season. It will be fun.”
Two years ago, Hannah became the quickest person - man or woman - to ski unsupported to the South Pole.

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