Leeds soldier Sara braves big chill for Antarctic voyage

Sgt Sara Canning. PIC: Cpl Jamie Dudding RLC
Sgt Sara Canning. PIC: Cpl Jamie Dudding RLC
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A Leeds soldier is close to earning a place in the first all-female British military team to cross the Antarctic via the South Pole unaided.

Sergeant Sara Canning, 32, from Ilkley, an aircraft communications specialist, will potentially trek 1,700km in temperatures as low as -80C if she makes the six-woman team.

Winds of more than 60mph are expected on the 75-day trek from Leverett Glacier to the South Pole to Hercules Inlet.

The mother-of-one has made it to the final 12 and recently travelled to Norway to take part in a training exercise.

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