British Officer Sets Record Mileage Record | world news

British Officer Sets Record Mileage Record | world news

A British Army officer has set the record for most of the Antarctic expedition miles after being the second person in history to hike across the frozen continent without help.

The 925-mile mission, along with its previous expeditions to the continent, means that Captain Lou Rudd, 49, surpasses a total of 3,000 miles of human travel in the Antarctic.

The triple father from Hereford ended the grueling endurance race on Friday in 56 days, two days after US researcher Colin O'Brady became the first person in history to cross the continent without help.

Rudd, a transport officer from the Brecon Infantry Fighting School in Wales, said he was pleased with the completion of the expedition he had undertaken to commemorate his close friend and explorer Henry Worsley, who died just 50 miles from exhaustion from the record solo crossing in the United States Year 2016.