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Duncan expected to reach Pole today

Duncan Slater and expedition team-mate Guy Disney in Antarctica during the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

Duncan Slater and expedition team-mate Guy Disney in Antarctica during the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

Wounded serviceman Duncan Slater from Scole, who is taking part in the gruelling Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, was expected to arrive at the Pole today.

Pictured above (left) in his tent earlier in the week enjoying a well-earned warming cuppa with team-mate Guy Disney, Mr Slater set out on December 1 as part of Team UK to ski over 330km of difficult terrain to the South Pole, enduring some of the harshest weather conditions on the planet.

Initially a race against teams of wounded servicemen and women from the USA, Canada and Australia, expedition director Ed Parker took the decision to suspend the competitive element so that all those taking part could reach their goal in safety, skiing as a united group.

Former sergeant in the RAF Regiment Mr Slater, who is being supported at home in Scole by wife Kim and daughter Lily, lost both his legs after being involved in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. He will be the first ever double-amputee to reach the South Pole.

 

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