First Solo Icelander Reaches South Pole

18.1.2013
Words by Anna Andersen
Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir arrived at the South Pole last night at 22:30 Iceland time, becoming the first solo Icelander to accomplish this feat.

Concluding a 60-day, 1,140-kilometres-long journey, Vilborg treated herself to a meal of potatoes and bacon, Vísir reports.

"I want to thank everyone for all of their support, warm regards, participation in Lifsspor on Facebook and last, but not least, contribution to the charity," Vigdís blogged at lifsspor.is today.

Her supporters donated a total 6.5 million ISK to the charity LÍF, which raises money for wards catering to females at Iceland's national hospital Landspítalinn.

Vilborg is expected back in Iceland next week. In the meantime, those who wish to congratulate her can text her satellite phone at 881622455886.


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